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Old 02-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #16
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Beware sometimes your computer will only show you part of the name, maybe the real name is "blah.gpx.xml" and all it shows is "blah.gpx". Usually you can see the full name in properties, to verify if this is happening.
Ok, that is exactly what is happening, I have to do a "Properties" and then go to the "Details" tab to even see this and then I'm not able to edit it there. Seems like this used to be easer to do, I think MS is trying to protect us from ourselves.

Win 7, Window Explorer, IE9

I'm not using MotionX, just curious how to change an extension you can't see in an editable box.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:15 PM   #17
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Win 7, Window Explorer, IE9

I'm not using MotionX, just curious how to change an extension you can't see in an editable box.
Looking up microsoft's official documentation, there are two steps. First you need to make extensions visible: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/w...ame-extensions

Then whenever you rename a file, you will be allowed to change the extension. It will prompt you with a "do you really want to do this?" alert, which will help prevent any accidental changes.

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Seems like this used to be easer to do, I think MS is trying to protect us from ourselves.
Yep! In theory changing a file extension should only be done by programmers like me, and even then rarely. But when something goes wrong (for example, this website that isn't configured properly) you do need to do it.

Technically challenged users changing the extension of a file leads to all kinds of problems.

Still, it is harder than it should be! That's why I use a mac, where a proper UNIX command prompt is a keypress away.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #18
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Thanks, now I'm armed with some dangerous info.

The files from that site seem a little problematic;
Could be opened in MapSource, and after conversion to KMZ, in GE but they were a little weird.
Not a lot lost as the one I did see looked to be autorouted secondary and main dirt roads, not unique as ridden tracks.

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:43 AM   #19
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Thanks, now I'm armed with some dangerous info.


Not a lot lost as the one I did see looked to be autorouted secondary and main dirt roads, not unique as ridden tracks.

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I will make detailed tracks while I am down there and post them here when I get back

Thanks for the help
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #20
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Also, It would be a good idea to email whoever made the website and let him know his server is miss-configured (he needs to properly setup the mime type header for those downloads).
He knows. I work with him some. It is an issue with the level of service he is paying for at that hosting company. We've talked about it some already.
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He knows. I work with him some. It is an issue with the level of service he is paying for at that hosting company. We've talked about it some already.
Since the site is running wordpress, I assume he has access to PHP? If that's the case, it's easy to fix the problem. Send me a PM if you want more details.
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Hi..... I just want to say thanks for this thread.... helped me out...

You folks are awesome!

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