file names with ._ on the beginning of it?

December 2, 2010 at 11:45:40
Specs: Windows 7
When I place a pdf file on to Windows 7 from a Mac (OSX 10.5.8) it appears fine on other XP Professional Machines.. but on a newer Windows 7 Machine just installed when looking from that machine over to the usual Windows 7 Machine, the file has a "._" at the beginning of the file names. Also the File will not open, it says it is unrecognized, but when you go to the properties of that file, it says that it is a Acrobat or (PDF) Files so what gives? I know this is some setting on the new Windows 7 Machine that is causing it, but what is it?

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#1
December 2, 2010 at 11:52:07
You either do not have a pdf reader installed on Windows 7 or your file association for .pdf types is not pointing to your pdf reader application.

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December 2, 2010 at 12:10:19
I will check the file associations, but it would seem if this was not correct, why when I select on the properties of the file is it showing that this is an Acrobat Reader 9.x file?

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#3
December 2, 2010 at 12:18:59
You have a point!

Have you tried renaming the file to get rid of the "._" so that the file is filename.pdf and then tried opening it?

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#4
December 2, 2010 at 16:08:51
Can you open other pdf files that are on your machine?

Give the full file name (including extension) of one of these files.

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#5
March 9, 2011 at 18:37:34
I have experienced the same problem.
Microsoft Office files received on a MacBook Pro will open on the Mac but when I transfer the folder to the Dell Latitude runing XP Pro all files ahve the "_ added to the begining of the file name and I can not open as you stated.
Have you found a fix?
These files were transferred using a USB thumbdrive i think they call them.
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