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Old 07-22-2005, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default don't want to be recognized as a .txt!!

Hey, I'm new here, obviously.

I've got a should-be-very-simple question.

I'm using a program called Mobile6, it's an EPA issued program which calculates emission results for cars, etc.

anyway, the program uses a DOS interface and requires an input file with the extension ".IN"

this input file is always compiled in notepad. So, when I go to save the file, I save it as whatever.IN, not as .IN.txt or anything, but of course notepad adds its .txt extension. I can't get XP to stop associating it with notepad.

even if I change the folder options of that file to always open with Mobile6, it still thinks it's a .txt file. I've used another XP Pro PC where when you saved the file, it appeared as whatever.IN.txt and you could simply rename it and remove the .txt part, and then XP wouldn't associate it with any particular program. But alas, my PC doesn't do that for me.

Please help guys, this is driving me nuts!

thanks, Kevin

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Old 07-22-2005, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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START>CONTROL PANEL>FOLDER OPTIONS>VIEW>then uncheck "hide extensions for known file types". This will allow you to changed the extension. So if you right-click on the file and rename it to say .bat it will now be a batch file rather than a text file

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Old 07-22-2005, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks very much for your help. is great!
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Old 07-23-2005, 04:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool, that was helpful to many people I'm sure.
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