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Old 09-29-2005, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Renamed a File from ".pps" to ".exe

Here's a weird one for all you compu-wizards.

I was sent a .pps file, but I don't have Microsoft PowerPoint in order to view it. So, what I did was change the file's extension from a ".pps" to a ".exe" file, thinking that doing this would cause the program to run when I double-clicked it.

What's happening now is that, not only does the program not run, but I can't do ANYTHING with the file. I can't rename it, move it, delete it, anything. The same holds true even when I have Windows running in safe mode, or when I right-click on the file and change some of the properties attributes.

Any ideas as to how I can get rid of this file? Many thanks.

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Old 09-29-2005, 02:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try booting with a bootable CD or if running FAT32 try remove it from DOS. What OS are you running? Win 2000, XP?

You know you can download a Power Point viewer for only veiwing the slide show..
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm running Windows ME. Downloading the PowerPoint viewer is a good idea, although I can't do anything about the file that I renamed. I can't even rename it as a .pps again in order to view it.
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I booted into MS-DOS and I deleted the file. Thanks for the idea!

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