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Windows 7: Download of .bat turns into .download.

14 Apr 2010   #1
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Download of .bat turns into .download.

OK. I put this here as Brink helped me with an icon problem.

I managed to resolve the issue with Brink's awesome help, and got all icons in question in the right spot.

This was the tutorial I used:

Icon Cache - Rebuild


I managed to resolve the issue by using option 2, the elevated command prompt method.

But in the trials, I did attempt the first method of downloading this:

Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat

and I could not open the .bat file. This is what I got:
Download of .bat turns into .download.-capture1.png

Notice that the file Windows is claiming it can't open is named :
Rebuild_Icon_Cache.DOWNLOAD


Because Brink wants to keep only one topic under the given tutorial, he mentioned that I should post somewhere else, and then we could tackle it.

I was unsure of WHERE to put it, not really knowing how to classify this problem, so if someone could move me to the proper place, by all means, I would appreciate that.

This was a very perplexing problem, especially when it came to common sense....hard to explain, as you would have to read the posts under the tutorial, and read them WELL to understand why I was so confused.


REGARDLESS. I was wondering if someone could help me figure this issue out, as to why the downloads are being labelled wrong.


I appreciate any and all help, and thanks ahead of time.

D93




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14 Apr 2010   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

And you can't change the extension to .bat?
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14 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If I understand your problem correctly -

Rename the file by changing the file extension from .download to .bat.

MilesAhead types faster than I do!
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14 Apr 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devildog93 View Post
But in the trials, I did attempt the first method of downloading this:

Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat

and I could not open the .bat file. This is what I got:
Attachment 67237

Notice that the file Windows is claiming it can't open is named :
Rebuild_Icon_Cache.DOWNLOAD
Ya just gotta love AV software...
What antivirus program are you using... It's likely either it or your browser renamed the file to prevent you from running it accidentally.

I just downloaded the file in IE and got the .bat version.
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14 Apr 2010   #5
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, devildog93.

Congratulations on successfully rebuilding the icon cache!

I went to the linked tutorial and clicked on the Download of the .bat file and the file name was correct. Had you attempted renaming the file from ".download" to .bat?

Edit Note:

LOL -- while I was looking at the tutorial, I see there's already several similar replies.
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14 Apr 2010   #6
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
And you can't change the extension to .bat?


Well I had tried that last night, and the file wouldn't work. it would warn me that it might become unusable, and it was.

I just tried downloading a new .bat again, and it still came in as .DOWNLOAD, but I changed it to .BAT, and I saw the icon change to the proper one, I clicked on it and it rebuilt the icon cache. So, it seems to work by doing that now. Maybe the reboot last night set me straight now.

Any reason why they would be coming in labelled wrong. I have downloaded .BAT files from the tutorials before and they came in labelled properly
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14 Apr 2010   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Stop using real-time shields. It interferes with how your computer works. If you want protection use occasional scans and something like Sandboxie. av causes probably more problems than it prevents(I don't know how to count what it prevents but you can count what it causes!)
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14 Apr 2010   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
If I understand your problem correctly -

Rename the file by changing the file extension from .download to .bat.

MilesAhead types faster than I do!
I'd get me one of them talking computers but I know the thing would just argue with me every time I told it to do something. "You sure you want to do that?" (Kind of like UAC only with a nagging voice.)
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14 Apr 2010   #9
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Wow, OK. You guys are too fast LOL


I am using Spyware Doctor w/ AV I have never had this problem or any other in fact, with it in almost 2 years, BUT anything is possible.



I DO HOWEVER, thinking about it, remember a day about 2 weeks ago, I ran the registry part of CCleaner, and I had two or 3 "problems" pop up

I can't remember the names, BUT they were definitely windows system32 folder related, and something to to with file extensions.

I see that, I usually put them on the ignore list of CCleaner.

I accidentally ran the cleaner and deleted those "problems"

Maybe one had to do with .BAT?

I am gonna try some other random extension downloads and see what I get for end results.
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14 Apr 2010   #10
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello !!

What browser are you using to download it ?? Just rename the extension from .download to .bat ignore the warning it won't hurt !!

- Captain
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