Extension Changer

Extension Changer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5 build 186
  • Total Downloads:
    256,640
  • Date Added:
    July 08, 2005
  • File Size:
    355.99KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    503
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This simple application lets you easily change the extension of a single file or multiple files within a folder, though it offers little else in the way of features or capabilities. Extension Changer offers two ways to change file extensions. Open the program and drag and drop files or folders into a small inset box under the Main tab, fill in the new extension, and press Change. The easier method is to right-click on files and folders and select Edit the extension. Your document or folder is already displayed and you need only type the new extension. Changes were immediately applied. Desktop and Start menu shortcuts aren't automatically added, but since the program is so easily available when it's needed, this isn't a problem. A simple tool is offered to search for more information on extensions. This utility is easy to use, does exactly what it says, and is offered free of charge.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"not perfect, but works excellently"

August 30, 2012  |  By Mattdoes

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

simple and intuitive
just mark a block of files and drag them to the program window
file endings can be entered as wished (i.e. jpg.bmp)

Cons

not well explained - needs some trial and error until you know how to get exactly what you need
as mentioned in a review above, if you enter a dot before your ending, your result will have 2 dots
does not install link to start menu only to desktop - has to be manually moved
closes after each job

Summary

only changes the extension, but that is exactly what i need. the problems were quickly apparent and easily avoided. after that, the program reliably gave me the results i needed.
despite the problems the program has, i give it 5 stars in anticipation of all the work it will save me in the future!
Love it.

Updated on Aug 30, 2012

UPDATE: caution: leaving the extension field blank removes the extension

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3 stars

"Good but not perfect yet"

April 26, 2012  |  By Nirvicharaak

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

Fast and simple

Cons

1. misleading prompts (e.g. looking at .* you might think is wants you to enter .doc for example, where in fact it is just doc)
2. Impossible to cancel (other than answering to a yes/no window for every single file . Well , I had 1000 files to rename and had to hit damn button 1000 times ? Try it and you start to hate this small beauty in 2 min)

Summary

Room for improvements. Don'r expect too much from the program. It's not a product yet

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4 stars

"Great little program that met my needs."

November 02, 2011  |  By ch8405

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

I found this simple to install and use. I needed to change the file extension on multiple pictures, from jpeg to jpg and just by blocking and dragging multiple pictures to the '.exe' program, I had the job done. Previously I changed each picture manually. What a drag.

Cons

None that I found.

Summary

Great program if you need to simplify modifying the extensions on multiple files.

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5 stars

"Very useful and easy..."

October 25, 2011  |  By Ridvan Akgun

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

I was using File Changer 0.5 on my laptop.
After formatting my laptop I dowload and began to use.

Cons

I was using File Changer 0.5 on my laptop.
After formatting my laptop I dowload and began to use.

Summary

I was using File Changer 0.5 on my laptop.
After formatting my laptop I dowload and began to use.
I recommend to everyone. You like it.

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4 stars

"Program does what it said it will do."

August 26, 2011  |  By CJAShadow

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

Quick and simple program

Cons

Closes after use

Summary

I used it to change files that were given to me with an erroneous extension. Changed ".pdf.pdffile" to ".pdf". I did not have to input anything and it just erased the ".pdffile".

Only problem is that I had to use it 100 times (files in different folders downloaded from an FTP site) and had to open it 100 times... Stay open!

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5 stars

"DAMN! That hit the spot!"

October 01, 2010  |  By joerhoney

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

Light weight. Does just what it's made to do. Cuts the time of renaming a big handful of extensions down to 5%. Great for converting an html website to php for instance.

Cons

No undo feature (that'd surely be very difficult to pull off though).

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5 stars

"Brilliant ! Easy to use and straightforward."

April 23, 2010  |  By Nozzzzzz

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

Small on screen when opened and it closes automatically when the job is done.
Easy to use- open files- drag the file you want to change extension into the little box- type in the desired format than click 'change'.

Cons

None at the moment.

Summary

Changes file with two extensions i.e- filename.avi.html to one extension filename.avi.
PLEASE NOTE- it does not CONVERT formats, it only removes an extension. Provided the existing file already exist in the original file than your media player should not have any problem running it.

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5 stars

"perfect program!"

April 11, 2010  |  By chickenorfish

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

very simple to use and understand

Cons

closes after changing extensions

Summary

if a file has 2 extensions, like ".avi.html" , to get rid of ".html" just put a space in the CHANGE TO field

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2 stars

"Now what? Not tech savy enough I guess."

November 22, 2009  |  By sabe_in_el_paso

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

I don't understand.

Cons

The videos still don't play. I don't know what extenstion to use. Whatever I tried didn't work.

Summary

I thought this was it. Guess not.

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2 stars

"It just changed it."

September 27, 2009  |  By mcphr3ak4

 |  Version: Extension Changer 0.5 build 186

Pros

It could change it. (: ?

Cons

Well, it just changes it, and that's it.. Nothing else happens, it can't open the file anywhere else.. It's like it only changed the name!

Summary

Well, everything in the cons is said.. It didn't help me much, I changed from extension file .006 [Because I tried EVERYTHING, and nothing would open that file, but I thought this would work..] to AVI. Then from AVI to MP4. It didn't work on Windows Media Player either, and when I pressed web help, it was the exact same format when I got it. C00D1199, or extension file .006!

I hope that explains it.. And if anyone knows how to open extension file .006! Please, please help! I'm begging you, I've tried EVERYTHING! Nothing works!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Cairo Cubicles
Publisher web site http://www.cairocubicles.com
Release Date July 08, 2005
Date Added July 08, 2005
Version 0.5 build 186
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 355.99KB
File Name extchanger.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 256,640
Downloads Last Week 503
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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