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10.3: Removing non-erasable file extensions
Authored by: BLT on Nov 10, '03 03:48:52PM

I noticed the magic extension too when I renamed an asp file by appending a .bck to the end of the name.
before the rename it was something like:
filename.asp
and after the rename is was
filename.asp.bck.asp
even though I had only typed the .bck. I could not see the extra .asp in the finder, but I could see it in the BBEdit window.

I eventually fixed the problem by switching to the finder and under the Finder menu I selected Preferences. I then check the box next to "Show all file extensions". Now everything seems to rename as expected.



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