How to remove 5dfly extension from MY jpgs?

July 10, 2010 at 04:43:10
Specs: Windows XP
My jpgs have all been changed to file type 5dfly.jpg after trying the 5dfly software *very* briefly. I've removed this annoying software. Now how do I get rid of this weird file type name attached to all my jpgs? Just to clarify, these are MY preexisting jpgs, not jpgs created with their software. Changing the file association for jpgs affects the 5dfly.jpg files, but on a detailed list view the file type still shows as 5dfly.jpg. This may not qualify as malware, but it's certainly intrusive.

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July 10, 2010 at 04:59:46
The first thing I would try is do a system restore to a time before the install.

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July 10, 2010 at 05:00:18
You need a file renamer.

There are lots of freeware ones, just google.

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July 10, 2010 at 19:16:03
Thanks for the replies. System restore didn't go back far enough, so I'm going to try the file renamer.

I have a question about what part of the file I'd be renaming, though. If the actual name of the file is DSC7857.jpg, DSC7857 would be the file name, and jpg the extension, right? So if what shows in the 'file type' column is '5dfly.jpg', what part of the name or file properties would the '5dfly' be in?

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July 10, 2010 at 19:57:35
5dfly is the bit you change thus: 5dfly.jpg can be changed to newname.jpg. You must retain the .jpg extension otherwise you will be unable to see the picture.

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July 11, 2010 at 00:24:19
Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the file renamer I used, but it allowed me to change the file extension to jpeg.

So if you have 5dfly.jpg as the file extension, change the extension to jpeg.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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July 11, 2010 at 20:31:12
There is a really nice file renamer called "The Rename". It's
free and has many options. Do a Google search for it.

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July 14, 2010 at 18:37:29
Well, I tried a file renamer and did not find any tags or extensions including the '5dfly'. I tried renaming a file just to test; didn't help.

So I went looking for a catalog of file types, and found what I was looking for in the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, where it turns out that my jpg and jpeg file types have "5dfly.jpg" in the data column of name/type/data. So I've been asking myself if this bugs me enough to mess with my registry, and the answer is yes. So here goes.

I use several graphics programs, and 5dfly is the first I've ever seen insist on branding my file types. At worst they wanted to change file associations, and asked nicely first.

Thanks for the help and responses; much appreciated.

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