"Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

Help on how to use HxD.
Maël
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

Post by Maël »

It would be helpful if you could make a few tests yourself, to see if it makes a difference depending on the Windows 10 version or the Explorer plugins.
Maël
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

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Ok, I have Win10 system now, and found out the cause. If you have extensions hidden in the Explorer it will also be hidden in the file save as dialog.

However, if you just pick "save as" the file extension will still be used, eventhough it does not appear. That is if you do not edit the filename, but keep it as it is set automatically, it will ask if you want to overwrite <filename>.bin. So ".bin" is hidden, but still there implicitly.

Now, if you edit the filename, the ".bin" will be dropped silently by Windows, and you get the issue you were seeing.

So the solution is to change the "hide file extension" setting in Windows Explorer. It's not a HxD bug.
HexLife
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

Post by HexLife »

"hide file extension" needs to be checked or un-checked?

yes you are right. i removed the check from "hide file extension" it works now. thanks
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