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How to disable annoying message

By blarman ·
I do a LOT of file editing. I rename extensions to files all the time, and I would like to find out how to disable that annoying "If you change a filename extension, the file may become unusable" message.

There has GOT to be a registry hack or something in powertools, but I can't find it. BIG points to anyone who can find this for me.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to How to disable annoying m ...

After looking into this problem I have found that there is no simple solution to suppress the message window.

The message is executed by the process "explorer.exe", so to stop it you would have to find/write a hack that modified the explorer.exe process.

A possible solution would to download/write a file rename application. Or use the command prompt to do your renaming.

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by blarman In reply to

Bummer. Thanks for looking anyways.

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by BbBucko In reply to How to disable annoying m ...

Good old DOS - no matter how hard Microsoft try - we'll always need it :)

RENAME [drive:][path]filename1 filename2.
REN [drive:][path]filename1 filename2.

Enjoy!

Bucko

Enjoy!

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by blarman In reply to How to disable annoying m ...

Yeah, I usually have to resort to the DOS rename command, but I am frequently dealing with networked files and URL's. I'd rather not have to go through the pain of mapping a drive simply to use DOS, and though copying to my PC and back works, there are hundreds of sizeable files. This eats time.

Oh well. Thanks anyways.

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