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O.P. File saving - issue with extension
Each time I save a file, the extension isn't included.
Example: I make a file in photoshop, want to save it as PNG so I select PNG from the dropdown menu. I enter TEMP as the file name, but instead of saving it as TEMP.png, it saves it as TEMP. a plain file without extension. If I rename it manually to TEMP.png or during the saving procedure, name it TEMP.png, then the file is correct.

Same problem with audacity, meaning it's not photoshop related, I export a file as mp3, named it AUDIO, but it give an error about it not properly working since the extension is missing.

Does anyone know a solution to this?
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Running XP Pro;
Never had this problem before;
Got 'tweaking' programs such as tune-up utilities (though these do not have options about extensions)

Thanks in advance.
08-05-2009 03:30 PM
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RE: File saving - issue with extension
Start > Control Panel > Folder Options (May need to click Switch to Classic View) > View Tab > Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types".

I just further read your post. If the above doesn't work try putting double quotes around the file name just as a test for example "temp.png"

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08-05-2009 05:04 PM
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O.P. RE: File saving - issue with extension
It's not that, and the file itself is a proper file, however without the extension. double quotes have no effect.

I have the option unchecked already, when I add .png to TEMP, it just appears as TEMP but as a valid image file.

But without manually adding the extension, all files I can save are saved without the extension.
08-06-2009 07:38 AM
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RE: File saving - issue with extension
Does the same thing happen in notepad?
08-06-2009 01:03 PM
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O.P. RE: File saving - issue with extension
Yes. The same thing happens with every application with file saving capabilities, ranging from Photoshop to notepad.
This problem may be related to the register, which is common for common things as file extensions. But I can't tell for sure.
I also tried to google a register tweak or fix for the issue, but can't get any further with that.
08-06-2009 03:25 PM
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RE: File saving - issue with extension
Just remember to type the file extension?
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08-23-2009 07:02 AM
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O.P. RE: RE: File saving - issue with extension
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Originally posted by Kezzinator29
Just remember to type the file extension?

That is what I'm trying to avoid, since it's not normal?

Anyway, the fix is to change a key in the registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32]
Change the value, from 1 to 0 or 0 to 1. This fixes the problem.
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RE: RE: RE: File saving - issue with extension
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Originally posted by DMK91
Anyway, the fix is to change a key in the registry:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32]
Change the value, from 1 to 0 or 0 to 1. This fixes the problem.
Correction: you need to set the value of NoFileMRU to 0 (or simply remove that entry), thus not the value of the root entry.


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