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

Help on how to use HxD.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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i am trying to download older version . for example 2.2 or 2.1 but download link keeps sending me to version 2.5.
i want to try older version see if that fix the issue
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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A video / screencapture would be a good start so I can see the sequence of actions that triggers this behavior.
Using the mouse or keyboard and the exact sequence may make a difference.
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Older versions won't help fixing it, since I need to find what triggers this issue. Try deactivating Windows Explorer extensions and see if it has an effect.

But the video is still important. It will help to determine where to add logging information.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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do you know what free software . to make video?
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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This open source program seems to be nice: https://getsharex.com/

I tested it quickly and it works. Just make sure I can see the entire screen, please.

https://github.com/ShareX/ShareX/issues/288
So when you picked "record screen", you can select the region with the mouse; press the space key to select the entire screen.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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this is how i would normally use HxD.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/yxy18gtk ... 1.mp4/file
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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From watching your video it seems you are not typing in ".bin" at the end. You have to append ".bin" explicitly if you want to have that file extension, it won't be appended automatically.
HexLife
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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i never had to add .bin at the end of edited files in HxD before .. this just started happing 3 months ago. i been using HxD for 5 years.

why do i have to add .bin to a already .bin extension that i am editing ?
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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could you please link me to a older version 2.1. to test.
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Re: can not save in Bin format

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Ok, after your additional explanation (and watching the video again to confirm) it finally becomes clear what the actual issue is:

When you select "save as" the filename of the current file is not completely taken over in the file save dialog, instead the filename appears without a file extension.

I'll see if I can reproduce this issue.
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

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HexLife wrote: 30 Mar 2021 22:15 could you please link me to a older version 2.1. to test.
Try this:
https://mh-nexus.de/downloads/HxD2.1.0.0.Setup.zip
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

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with version 2.1. still same issue
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

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I tested it on an older Windows 10 version, where I cannot reproduce this issue.

Maybe in a month or so I'll have a new system where I may test it. What Windows 10 version do you have?
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Re: "Save as" dialog will take over the current filenname, but omit it's extension

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Maël wrote: 03 Apr 2021 21:08 I tested it on an older Windows 10 version, where I cannot reproduce this issue.

Maybe in a month or so I'll have a new system where I may test it. What Windows 10 version do you have?
win V. 19041.867
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