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Windows 7: File extension apeears twice (.avi) (.avi) !!!!

22 Nov 2012   #1
schwarzennegger

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
File extension apeears twice (.avi) (.avi) !!!!

Guys,

Last two weeks this issue driving me crazy,some of my .avi files got the extension twice,not able to play in vlc media player,but it plays smooth in Windows media player.
I don't now how it happened,but tried to rename it,still appears the same.

When i looked in to the file properties it says the file having extension,(.avi) (.avi).!!!

Thought of converting the whole file to some other format,sadly video converting program not able to open as it says unknown format!!!

Advise pls


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22 Nov 2012   #2
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger View Post
Guys,

Last two weeks this issue driving me crazy,some of my .avi files got the extension twice,not able to play in vlc media player,but it plays smooth in Windows media player.
I don't now how it happened,but tried to rename it,still appears the same.

When i looked in to the file properties it says the file having extension,(.avi) (.avi).!!!

Thought of converting the whole file to some other format,sadly video converting program not able to open as it says unknown format!!!

Advise pls
Did you try checking to see if you have "hide extensions for known file types" in folder options? leave it unchecked, then remove one of the duplicate avi extensions.
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22 Nov 2012   #3
schwarzennegger

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Did you try checking to see if you have "hide extensions for known file types" in folder options? leave it unchecked, then remove one of the duplicate avi extensions.[/QUOTE]


Thank's for your response,yes i did that ,i removed one extension,after that when i checked the file properties still it said (.avi) (.avi)
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22 Nov 2012   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger View Post
Guys,

Last two weeks this issue driving me crazy,some of my .avi files got the extension twice,not able to play in vlc media player,but it plays smooth in Windows media player.
I don't now how it happened,but tried to rename it,still appears the same.

When i looked in to the file properties it says the file having extension,(.avi) (.avi).!!!

Thought of converting the whole file to some other format,sadly video converting program not able to open as it says unknown format!!!

Advise pls
Malware will often use a double extension as a method of infecting computer systems. I suggest running an AV and malware scan to be safe. If you are not currently using an anti-malware program, I suggest MBAM, MalwareBytesAntiMalware, the free version can be downloaded from;

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

Visit the following link for some additonal information regarding double extensions;

http://malektips.com/windows-7-view-file-extensions.html

HTH
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22 Nov 2012   #5
schwarzennegger

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger View Post
Guys,

Last two weeks this issue driving me crazy,some of my .avi files got the extension twice,not able to play in vlc media player,but it plays smooth in Windows media player.
I don't now how it happened,but tried to rename it,still appears the same.

When i looked in to the file properties it says the file having extension,(.avi) (.avi).!!!

Thought of converting the whole file to some other format,sadly video converting program not able to open as it says unknown format!!!

Advise pls




Thank's for reply,Having Bit defender Total security ,also MBAM..too,already tried the folder options.

Malware will often use a double extension as a method of infecting computer systems. I suggest running an AV and malware scan to be safe. If you are not currently using an anti-malware program, I suggest MBAM, MalwareBytesAntiMalware, the free version can be downloaded from;

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

Visit the following link for some additonal information regarding double extensions;

http://malektips.com/windows-7-view-file-extensions.html

HTH

Having Bit defender total security,also MBAM too,tried folder options nothing good so far.
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