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Old 07 Feb 09, 11:29
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Help required. I can't rename my pictures anymore.

Hello everyone.
I need your help today.
I am unable to rename my little pictures.
As of last night, I began getting the following message in a small box on the screen...

"If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable.
Are you sure you want to change it?
Yes or no?"

Normally, I just right click, select rename, give it a name, select save, and that's it.

Now, if I select yes, I get a small white box with no picture.

My attempts to fix the problem are, using scan disk, and spy-bot.
The problem began when I tried to rename my voodoo picture.
I wanted to resize it, and it happened.

Please help me.
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Did you rename it to something with an extension that is the same as what it was?

stooges.gif --> stooges-rename.gif

If you rename it to stooges (no extension) you may have problems.
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Did you rename it to something with an extension that is the same as what it was?

stooges.gif --> stooges-rename.gif

If you rename it to stooges (no extension) you may have problems.
Thank you for responding.

This is an example of my file keeping and what I have done for years while I am here.
  • find a picture of Rodney on Metacrawler.
  • save to Mike's pictures. Just give it a name like 01010901a
  • If I want to use it avatar size, I do this...copy it, remove copy from the name, and rename the copy, 01010901b.
  • Then, I'll resize it to avatar size and save it.
  • Now, I can't rename the copy.
  • Or if I do, I get a while square, without Rodney.
  • I must have hit a stupid button or something. Now I'm depressed...
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I use IMGboot. http://www.imgboot.com/index.php
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It sounds like Brian is right and that you have changed or removed a file extension.

In Windows Explorer, open Tools(off the top toolbar), Folder Options, click the View tab, and check that "Hide extensions for known programs" is unchecked. This should make all your file extensions visible. If your pictures have no file extensions, attach ".jpg or .jpeg" to them. If that doesn't work, try other graphic file extensions like: .png, .gif, .bmp, etc.
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Looking at the example in the screenshot, it looks like all the file extensions are already visible. Try renaming your file to include the same suffix as the original and that should work.
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Looking at the example in the screenshot, it looks like all the file extensions are already visible. Try renaming your file to include the same suffix as the original and that should work.
Good catch. Oops on me .

The screen shot does point out that you have removed the file extension for the Stooges file you have highlighted.
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