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    Senior Member Airicks's Avatar
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    How to change .ex_ to .exe?

    Ok so I'm having trouble changing a .ex_ to .exe

    I've tried to follow just about every guide I've seen but its still not working - here's what I'm doing if anyone has any information or knows how to do it please let me know.

    OS - Windows XP

    - I go to start/run.../cmd (hit enter)
    - I type in the directory which for me is: cd c:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents (hit enter)
    - Now the directory says what I typed above (which is where the file is)
    - Then I type: Expand TSM.ex_<c:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents>\TSM.exe (hit enter)

    After this step I get a Message saying..
    - The System cannot find the file specified
    (or - sometimes if I put it in a different way)
    -Destination is not a directory: Documents\TSM.exe.

    OK, I tried to make the steps I took understandable, however I don't understand why the system cannot find the file I want, The directory is the file where the .ex_ is, how can it not find it?

    Just wanted to say thanks for any help, even if it doesn't solve my questions, please, any help is better then none.
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    Command line has an issue with spaces in a file path so if you want it to work you are going to have to put quotation marks before and after the file path. In command line a space means a break in the code so it assumes you are done with the file path once it has found a space. If you had no spaces in your file path such as (My Documents) and it was instead (My_Documents) then you wouldn't need quotations.

    Like this: Expand "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\TSM.ex_" "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\TSM.exe"

    That should work for you

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    Senior Member Airicks's Avatar
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    Wow.. thank you so much

    Seriously, before I made this thread I was at it for at least 2-3hours, it was such a simple solution too.. Man (or women lol) thanks a lot, I owe you one..
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    It's man lol, and no problem I was actually a bit surprised to see a rather technical question like this pop up here. This is the one very important detail that people tend to ignore when creating guides on Command line, and it was something I didn't figure out how to do until I actually went to school for programming (I used to move every file that I needed to edit to the C:\ directory). Granted that I hadn't been using CMD very long before then.

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