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Remove file extension confirmation window Desktop
I was renaming a bunch of files on our picture file server and was tired of getting a confirmation window everytime I wanted to add .tif to a file. I looked in the preference for Finder and found something on the advanced tab. If you place a checkmark in the "Show all file extensions" checkbox, you no longer get a window asking if you're sure you want to rename each file when adding an extension.
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Remove file extension confirmation window
Authored by: basti_k on Jan 20, '04 03:04:51AM

this hint doesn't work for me using 10.3.2 (german)

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Remove file extension confirmation window - or use an Applescript
Authored by: fireproof on Jan 20, '04 06:01:23PM

Yeah, I liked the old 10.2.8 way better, when it asked if you were sure you could hit "esc" and it would rename the file with the new extension.

Now I use the Finder Script "Replace Text in Item Names" instead -- I made a copy from the /Library/Scripts/Finder Scripts directory, saved it as an application, and put it in the Finder window toolbar so it's easy to batch rename files (without confirming each one, each time!).



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Remove file extension confirmation window
Authored by: vman on Feb 14, '06 04:40:40AM

anybody got any idea how to do this in tiger?
I hate these rsi-inducing pop-ups.

thanks



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Remove file extension confirmation window
Authored by: Lutin on Jun 28, '06 03:26:15AM

This hint worked for me (on 10.4.6, PPC)... when I did the opposite.
If I check the "Show all file extensions", it ask for a confirmation when changing an extension.
If I uncheck it, it won't ask that annoying confirmation - YES, I am sure I want to do what I am trying to do, thank you.

The weird part is that I didn't saw any change in the way the Finder shows the extensions. It seems the check-box should simply be "Ask for confirmation when modifying extension". Or I am missing something?



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