change file type

  rsturbo 16:40 13 Jan 2008

how do i change the file extension of a media file.
i addthe extension to the end of the name but it does not change the filetype only the name. where do i go within xp to change the file type.

thanks for any help

  MAJ 16:43 13 Jan 2008

You can't just change a filetype by simply changing the extension, the file has to be converted using appropriate software.

  Devil Fish 16:45 13 Jan 2008

why are you trying to change extensions / file type
it may render the file unusable

  MAJ 16:47 13 Jan 2008

If you want to see what filetype a file is presently, open "My Computer", go to Tools > Folder Options > View tab, then untick the "Hide extensions for known filetypes" option, click Apply and OK to exit.

  rsturbo 14:18 14 Jan 2008

thanks MAJ
worked a treat

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