|18 Jun 2011||#1|
Changing *.exe file I created to non-exe type
I've created a slideshow file, using FastStone Image Viewer 4.3, and pictures I took myself in our back yard. The file is *.exe and self-executes correctly on my computer. I've scanned it with MSE and it's clean and virus-free.
I want to send it to our daughter, using my Hotmail account, as a normal attachment to a normal email msg. But Hotmail blocks it completely since it's an executable file type.
So I tried to just rename a copy of it on my hard drive, first, to *.txt. But when I select the *.exe filename and then click Rename, I can't seem to get access to the extension part of the current file name; the exe after the dot.
So is there a way I can change the file type in windows from "application" to a type Hotmail so windows won't block as an email attachment? Then tell the recipient to change it back to *.exe on her end?
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|18 Jun 2011||#3|
Is it because you don't see the extension? Windows default is to hide extensions. You can change that in the folder view options:
Other than that, there shouldn't be any reason why you can't change the extension. Windows will give you a warning and ask if you're sure you want to do that but won't stop you.
Most people just put the file in a zip archive which gets around the mail program blocking.
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