disable file name extension warning

Windows 7 is much better with messages I've found, allowing me to shut down most of the boxes asking me if I want to do what was clearly written on the button I just clicked but one remains which has always irritated me - if I change a filename extension it's because I WANT the file to behave differently.  Is there still no way to get rid of the message?

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Hi,

You cannot disable the file extension warning message. It’s design in such a way to ensure the user’s safety from modifying the files accidentally.

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Chethan Kumar.


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Hi.  I searched the net and couldn't find anything either... but I agree with you:  I know what I'm doing, I have file extensions visible, and I hate that warning.  I recommend sending feedback http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195.

 



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Hi.  I searched the net and couldn't find anything either... but I agree with you:  I know what I'm doing, I have file extensions visible, and I hate that warning.  I recommend sending feedback http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195.

 


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I have to disagree with you here. The default setting is already set to "hide known file extensions" which would mean someone would have already had to change that setting to encounter this warning in the first place. That would indicate to me that user already can be excluded from your "typical" pool of less technically literate users. 

You are ignoring the fact that people who wish to disable this notification are clearly not in that pool of less technically literate users either. I understand the intention to protect less educated users but why ban the more literate ones from disabling [what becomes] an incessantly persistent warning about something they're already well aware of. 

I am a web developer and I have to say "OK"  to this prompt about hundred times a day, no joke.

If I wanted to be constantly blocked on how to configure my machine I would buy a Macintosh.

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Yes, exactly! Please enable the ability to turn that annoying, time-wasting dialog off. Please!!!

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For what it's worth there seems to be a possible solution posted..

http://www.ehow.com/how_7322784_disable-file-extension-windows-7.html

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For what it's worth there seems to be a possible solution posted..

http://www.ehow.com/how_7322784_disable-file-extension-windows-7.html


I've noticed they often mark replies which don't solve the problem as an answer, maybe it makes their stats look better.

 

The suggestion looks like it turns off the whole consent system, including UAC:

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc232761(v=prot.10).aspx

 

Not something I want to do.

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Hi.  I searched the net and couldn't find anything either... but I agree with you:  I know what I'm doing, I have file extensions visible, and I hate that warning.  I recommend sending feedback http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195.

 


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Why is this marked as the answer when it doesn't solve the problem?

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This thread is an example of the low priority that quality has at Microsoft and in the industry in general. The answers from the "guys with badges" are pathetic. It's 2012 and it hasn't gotten better.

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For what it's worth there seems to be a possible solution posted..

http://www.ehow.com/how_7322784_disable-file-extension-windows-7.html

This doesn't work, my value was already 0 since I disabled UAC.

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