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Windows 7: Odd filename "add-ons" to some video files - how do I remove them?

16 Oct 2012   #1

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Odd filename "add-ons" to some video files - how do I remove them?


I transferred a few video files from an old computer of mine and somehow there are now some odd "additions" to the file names that I can't seem to eliminate. For example, one of the files I transferred over was a digitized copy of one of my old VHS tapes and now there is a block of chinese (?) characters within square brackets after the file name (for example Movie.avi [chinese]).

These "extensions" don't prevent the videos from playing but I can't figure out how to get rid of them. I've tried recopying and renaming the files but the chinese text still appears after the file names.

Any ideas on how I can get rid of the bracketed text?


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 Odd filename "add-ons" to some video files - how do I remove them?

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