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04 May 2012   #31
1000faces

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You have to open a text editor and drag the .scr into it to open one unless you have notepad++ installed then you can open from right-click....and then edit/save w/e.


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04 May 2012   #32
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yep, just did a drag and drop of one of the earlier files into NotePad, saved as another scr and still no lock.

How do the files appear in Windows Explorer when you click on the folder containing your scr file(s)? What's listed under file type?
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04 May 2012   #33
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1000faces View Post
.....and then edit/save w/e.
What's the "w/e" for?

I've opened, renamed, saved, saved as, at least four or five times. Even copies of real scr files. No problem with locks, edits, saves. Although, as expected, the copies of the real scr files (actual screensaver files) no longer work as screensavers after the saves.

If the "w/e" stands for "with extension", never mind the question.
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05 May 2012   #34
1000faces

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

w/e = "whatever"..sorry bout that.

http://youtu.be/Qp3fUyrJK5c ?????

I'm at a loss here..
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05 May 2012   #35
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1000faces View Post
w/e = "whatever"..sorry bout that.

http://youtu.be/Qp3fUyrJK5c ?????

I'm at a loss here..
No can view; says it's private....
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05 May 2012   #36
1000faces

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My bad..try it now.
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05 May 2012   #37
1000faces

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

*Fixed. Changed program association with .scr extension from screen saver to notepad++. Argg, so simple. Was driving me crazy..lol
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05 May 2012   #38
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That seems odd, though I'm glad that fixes it for you.

The current default association for scr file types on my system is "unknown application".
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05 May 2012   #39
1000faces

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It was..but I guess when that is the association in defaults to screen saver that you see in explorer. I'm glad too. Take care
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