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Hide file extension via rename
Authored by: innate on Apr 05, '06 10:41:06AM

That has not been my experience. I have a test file here, "test.png". I change its name to "test". In the Finder it no longer has an extension, but when I go into Get Info, the name is still "test.png" with the "Hide extension" box checked.

What file were you renaming? Perhaps the Finder behaves differently based on the file type.

By the way, I am using OS X 10.4.6. Maybe this behavior was different in an earlier OS.



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Hide file extension via rename
Authored by: innate on Apr 05, '06 10:43:14AM

(I was replying to bdog, not bpotato. I think bpotato has got it right: the Finder will only let you delete the extension if it is not a known extension.)



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