A file extension is an optional alphanumeric identifier which comes after the last found period in a file name. A file extension itself does not define what type of data is in a file, but it does give a hint as to what is *supposed* to be in the file.

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Same filename with a different extension

I have a fairly large collection of music, some of which I have ripped at different times with different software. Through all my updates and additions to my collection, I have ended up with a ...
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Firefox is changing file extensions on downloads

Today I downloaded a .reg file, and Firefox made it a .reg.txt file. I downloaded a .zip file and Firefox made it a .zip.htm file. Both files worked fine when I fixed the extensions. What happened ...
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Search content of files with unknown extension

I have the problem that Windows Server 2008 does not seem to search through the content of files with a unknown extension (csv). How can I change this? I had already installed the indexing service ...
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Seach only no extention files on windows 7

How do i search files with no extension? For best effect i would like only <4kb and if i could search inside for the text thewordiwant I also have visual studios but i dont think writing ...
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Input Error: There is no script engine for file extension “.vbs”

I keep getting it in command prompt, any idea why and how I may resolve the issue? Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
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Force the .png extension on Mac Screenshots

It's very easy to take a screenshot on the Mac with either Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4, and they will be dumped on your desktop. One major annoyance, however, is that the files created have no ...
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Always use the selected program, always greyed out [duplicate]

This one is driving me nuts, I'm trying to change the default program for sln files but for some reason the "always use the selected version" is always greyed out. How do I get that little grey box ...
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What does the 'X' in .aspx, docx, xlsx, etc… represent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does X denotes in ASPX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX etc? It's one of those things you just take for granted until one day someone asks you and you realize you can't answer it. ...
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What file format/database format does Picasa use?

I am trying to figure out what file format the .db file and .pmp files are. I tried using db_dump (Berkeley DB) for the .db files, but it seems that they are not Berkeley DB, or of an older version. I ...
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how to change extension of a file in Windows?

I downloaded a perl file from some webpage by opening it in my browser and saving it. But the saved file has a file name xxx.pl.txt. How can I save it into a file with "pl" as its extension? Also ...
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Does Microsoft Word for Mac save files with extensions?

When you save a document in Microsoft Word for Mac, does the resulting file have an extension (e.g. ".doc" or ".docx")?
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How to change the extension of all selected files at once?

Its possible to rename files all at once. But its not possible to change the extension of selected files all at once. If windows doesn't support this facility .. then is there any batch script or ...
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How to create a default association for files with no extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? I am using http://www.pnotepad.org/ (i wouldnt mind switching to something else if it ...
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Windows 2003 lost file extensions

I have a server with windows 2003, recently i installed a software in this server. When i restarted server my all files can't open sending to a command prompt saying: No program associated with ".exe" ...
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Find files filtered by multiple extensions

What is the correct syntax for: find . -type f -name \*.\(shtml\|css\) This works, but is inelegant: find . -type f -name \*.shtml > f.txt && find . -type f -name \*.css >> f.txt ...
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What virus renames all images to EXE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I have a virus that renames all jpg file extensions to EXE files and hide the original ...
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What does X denotes in ASPX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX etc?

Previously there were ASP, DOC, XLS, PPT etc and now ASPX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX respectively. What does X denotes in ASPX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX etc?
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Mac OS X 10.5 show suffix default

Does anybody know how you can make files show their suffix on default in finder. Currently I have to open the info window for each file and deselect "Hide extension". Greetings elhombre
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How can I make locate/updatedb ignore certain file extensions?

For instance, I don't want either program to find files that end in *.pyc. I'm sure I can do this somehow using regexes or globs, but is there a way to make locate just ignore the files altogether? ...
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How do you remove a default program association for file types in Windows 7?

I somehow have set the default file type association for a file type in Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be possible to delete it from the "Change the file type associated with a file extension" ...
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What should the .help file extension be registered to on OS X?

I recently got a package of .help manual files for a device. Unfortunately, some gremlin has decided these files should open with "Disk Inventory X", which gets thrown into an absolute transport by ...
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Any tool available to make renaming in Windows XP more like Mac OS X?

I've noticed 1 cool thing and OS X. When you rename a file, it automatically selects everything up until the extension. For example, attempting to rename this.is.a.file.png would preselect ...