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

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

Post by HexLife »

i been using HxD for years now. on a windows 10
very happy with software. use it to edit bin files everyday.
i came along a problem a couple of months ago. HxD stop saving my bin files. into bin.
i try changing file type , only option i have is "all files"
i try uninstalling HxD software. reinstalling still same problem..
can someone help please.
Maël
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Can you provide the full filename, including path, that fails?

Most likely it is a virus scanner that prevents saving files. When compiling programs with Visual Studio or Delphi most virus scanners also complain, if you don't put the destination folders into an exception list.

I assume that bin-files are now seen as executables by your virus scanner. HxD itself does not care about file types.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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all files with bin file type
here some examples.
"C:\Airbag\08 H Element, Tony9072, Clear, 77960-SCV-A012-M1, 95640.bin"

"C:\Users\lazau\Desktop\20 T Prius, Crash, 89170-47810, Data Flash, R7F701A223, O5.bin"

"C:\Odometer\04 N 350Z, 135,125Miles, 93C66.bin"
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Does it also happen when there are no spaces?

Is it a new issue since you updated HxD, or with the same version? In the latter case, I think it's related to some virus scanner.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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i dont have virus software.

just the windows defender.

its been happening for 3 months now. i just finally got tired of it. came here to look for solution.

i uninstalled HxD 2.4.. rebooted pc ..
installed HxD 2.5. same problem.

i will try turning off virus . see if that helps.

EDIT:: just turn off virus . still the same issue when i save.
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Maël wrote: 24 Mar 2021 20:03 Does it also happen when there are no spaces?

Is it a new issue since you updated HxD, or with the same version? In the latter case, I think it's related to some virus scanner.
what do you mean no spaces?
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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HexLife wrote: 25 Mar 2021 18:59
Maël wrote: 24 Mar 2021 20:03 Does it also happen when there are no spaces?

Is it a new issue since you updated HxD, or with the same version? In the latter case, I think it's related to some virus scanner.
what do you mean no spaces?
The following filename has a space after "08" and several after that as well:
"C:\Airbag\08 H Element, Tony9072, Clear, 77960-SCV-A012-M1, 95640.bin"

Sometimes whitespace in filenames can cause issues.
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Does it work if you use another file extension like .txt or something arbitrary like .asd?
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Maël wrote: 25 Mar 2021 21:07 Does it work if you use another file extension like .txt or something arbitrary like .asd?
let me try it out.

"C:\Users\lazau\Desktop\test for bin file.txt"

"C:\Users\lazau\Desktop\test for bin file, lets see"

no does not work
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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How about: "C:\Users\lazau\Desktop\testforbinfile.txt"

Can you send me a screenshot of the error?

Does running HxD as admin change anything?
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Maël wrote: 26 Mar 2021 01:02 How about: "C:\Users\lazau\Desktop\testforbinfile.txt"

Can you send me a screenshot of the error?

Does running HxD as admin change anything?
with no spaces the same issue.

i get no error message .

same issue with admin.
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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If you get no error message, what happens that you can't save?
How do you save? Ideally show me a video, I cannot reproduce the issue.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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my issue is HxD saves file with no Extension ..
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Oh, that wasn't clear at all from the report. I thought you couldn't save the file at all.

I made a new file, typed in some random text, called it "Unanamed1.bin" then saved it (ctrl+s) and it works fine under Win8.1.

From what you tell me now I suspect it might have to do with file dialogs and possibly Windows Explorer extensions.
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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so how do we fix the HxD issue not saving Extension?
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