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Windows 7: When did Microsoft Word change to show you .docx

30 Apr 2013   #1
hollyoaks777

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When did Microsoft Word change to show you .docx

When did Microsoft Word change to show you .docx I have just noticed this today I know they were saved as that unless specified. But it didn't show up when you saved a word Doc as name "April" for e.g. it was saved into you're documents as April and you didn't see the .docx. I have only noticed this today April.docx, is everyone else the same?


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30 Apr 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It sounds like you (or something) changed this setting:
File Extensions - Hide or Show

I would suggest not hiding any file extensions.
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30 Apr 2013   #3
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
It sounds like you (or something) changed this setting:
File Extensions - Hide or Show

I would suggest not hiding any file extensions.
Don't know how this happened but that sorted it. Thank you.
I just restored defaults to fix this problem if anyone else has it.
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30 Apr 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The problem with using the default settings is this is one of the common ways that people are tricked into clicking on things that they should not run. I don't know why Microsoft continues to help out the malware writers. For example, people are asked to look at a picture named me.jpg.exe. If you hide known extensions, this is all you will see me.jpg.

/rant
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30 Apr 2013   #5
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The problem with using the default settings is this is one of the common ways that people are tricked into clicking on things that they should not run. I don't know why Microsoft continues to help out the malware writers. For example, people are asked to look at a picture named me.jpg.exe. If you hide known extensions, this is all you will see me.jpg.

/rant
Good point mate and thank you again I was wondering why you said it was a bad idea now I know why.
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30 Apr 2013   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The problem with using the default settings is this is one of the common ways that people are tricked into clicking on things that they should not run. I don't know why Microsoft continues to help out the malware writers. For example, people are asked to look at a picture named me.jpg.exe. If you hide known extensions, this is all you will see me.jpg.

/rant
Actually that attack wouldn't work that well. Just as this user came here asking why ".docx" was appearing. A user might be suspicious of a image that is showing its extension ".jpg" while the other images are not. But.. then again users...are well you know. Malware authors don't even have to hide there malware, users willing install them anyways.
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30 Apr 2013   #7
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The problem with using the default settings is this is one of the common ways that people are tricked into clicking on things that they should not run. I don't know why Microsoft continues to help out the malware writers. For example, people are asked to look at a picture named me.jpg.exe. If you hide known extensions, this is all you will see me.jpg.

/rant
Actually that attack wouldn't work that well. Just as this user came here asking why ".docx" was appearing. A user might be suspicious of a image that is showing its extension ".jpg" while the other images are not. But.. then again users...are well you know. Malware authors don't even have to hide there malware, users willing install them anyways.
Are you saying what I think you are saying? Which I have thought from when I started using a computer that Maware software and anti-virus software install their own to make you think you need them and they are the best etc.
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30 Apr 2013   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The problem with using the default settings is this is one of the common ways that people are tricked into clicking on things that they should not run. I don't know why Microsoft continues to help out the malware writers. For example, people are asked to look at a picture named me.jpg.exe. If you hide known extensions, this is all you will see me.jpg.

/rant
Actually that attack wouldn't work that well. Just as this user came here asking why ".docx" was appearing. A user might be suspicious of a image that is showing its extension ".jpg" while the other images are not. But.. then again users...are well you know. Malware authors don't even have to hide there malware, users willing install them anyways.
In the work environment that I'm in, IT does not lock down these settings. If you sit at one computer, you may see file extensions. If you sit at another computer, you may not see them. If the only file in the download folder is me.jpg.exe - then the user really does not have much to compare to. (And most users just don't think about such issues.)

I (and many others) would rather that this option had never been offered. Then we could have some consistency in this area. Then again, I like the details view for files and I seem to be in the minority :-)
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30 Apr 2013   #9
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The problem with using the default settings is this is one of the common ways that people are tricked into clicking on things that they should not run. I don't know why Microsoft continues to help out the malware writers. For example, people are asked to look at a picture named me.jpg.exe. If you hide known extensions, this is all you will see me.jpg.

/rant
Actually that attack wouldn't work that well. Just as this user came here asking why ".docx" was appearing. A user might be suspicious of a image that is showing its extension ".jpg" while the other images are not. But.. then again users...are well you know. Malware authors don't even have to hide there malware, users willing install them anyways.
In the work environment that I'm in, IT does not lock down these settings. If you sit at one computer, you may see file extensions. If you sit at another computer, you may not see them. If the only file in the download folder is me.jpg.exe - then the user really does not have much to compare to. (And most users just don't think about such issues.)

I (and many others) would rather that this option had never been offered. Then we could have some consistency in this area. Then again, I like the details view for files and I seem to be in the minority :-)
Nope you're not mate that's the view I use too.
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