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Remove Notification on Change Filetype

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  • Started 3 years ago by Slembroccoli
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Slembroccoli
Slembroccoli
Posts: 79

Hello!

I often find myself changing file types on several files in one run and then i get this annoying dialog:

Can it be removed by some registry trick or anything?

Thank you!

/Slembroccoli

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LH
LH
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Not seen that one before. Do you ever get it on changing just one file ?

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Straspey
Straspey
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@LH

I've received that message many times - both in my XP days, and since I've had Windows 7.

For example, try changing the filename of "criticalfile.dll" to "criticalfile.old" and you'll probably receive that message.

However, I've never thought of how or why one might wish to defeat the warning, as mentioned by the OP.

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LH
LH
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It could be coming via Security Center. In which case, I have notifications disabled. (and UAC)
Can't think where else it might come from.

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vistual
vistual
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another example would be ...
if you downloaded a themepack only because you planned on extracting an image from it or a sound effect - or whatever.
as you might already know - if you change the extension from .themepack to .zip you are then able to extract the contents. if you didnt know - now you know
: )
so anyway, after changing the extension you will get that same little notification too.

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LH
LH
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Vissy. Link me to a theme to download, and I'll give it a go.

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vistual
vistual
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just earlier today i think ...
http://www.howtogeek.com/news/.....ws-7/5937/

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hatryst
hatryst
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LH, file extensions are disabled in W7 by default. You have to turn them on first
The OP is saying, when he renames a file "extension", he gets the message. Now u know :)

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LH
LH
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Vissy. Just tried that. No probs at all.

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whs
whs
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Example: take a .docx file and rename the filetype to .doc. Then you get the message. The file will still open with Word. Same with a .wmv renamed to .avi - and there are many other examples.

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LH
LH
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Don't have any, .wmv files, but tried it with a .docx. Again, no problem at all. No warning popup.

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Slembroccoli
Slembroccoli
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Well, this is a bit odd. As Hatryst said, i meant the "extension".

Also, UAC is completely disabled.

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LH
LH
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What about notifications in Security Center ?

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Slembroccoli
Slembroccoli
Posts: 79

Disabled all of them, no effect (I couldn't find Security Center, but i supposed you meant Action Center)

This screen:

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hatryst
hatryst
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Slem, I think these 'notifications' are a native part of Windows. Just like when you try to delete a file, it doesn't get deleted instantly, it gives you a warning/prompt, whatever you call it. Not saying that it "cannot" be disabled, but its generally better to let it stay there.

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