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Old 03-03-2007, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if there was any way of hiding a file extension when downloading, or if there is a proxy out there that will hide it for me.

Does anyone know wether this is possible? Thankyou very much for your support.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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oh ok, thanks for that
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The closest thing I know that you can do is to change the Windows Explorer option. Open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools -> Folder Options. Click the View tab. Not too far down you will see Hide extensions for known file types. Check the box by that. Then when you go to download a file, and it asks you where you want to put it, the extension isn't shown. But it will still show the extension when the download window first pops up to ask you whether you want to run it or save it. This is showing the name of the file. As far as I know, this is the closest thing you can do to what you want.
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was talking about downloading off the internet.

When you go to a page to download it will be something like

www.site.com/file.exe

I would like to change it to file.XXX or 'file' that i could choose, is there a proxy that will do this?
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