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Author Topic: .EXE extention changer  (Read 5529 times)

alecjw

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.EXE extention changer
« on: December 24, 2005, 03:06:06 PM »
On MSN messenger, you aren't allowed to send .EXE, .URL, .CFG etc files. Maybe you could write an addon for messenger which adds a few charecters on the end of it eg. application.EXEabc or link.URLabc etc. And when it receives a file with abc at the end of the extention it removes the abc when the file has been received. (Of course, the sender and recipient of the file would both need the program.)

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Re: .EXE extention changer
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2005, 03:11:28 PM »
Or just remove the .exe protection crap?

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1) What you could do is rename the file before sending it. For instance, call it readme.txt, send it over and then tell the person on the other end to rename it back to whatever it used to be.

2) Method number one is somewhat tedious if you transfer files regularly. That's why wtbw made us a quick and easy patch that enables the blocked file types again by marking them "safe" after all. Download File Extension Unblocker, launch it and restart MSN Messenger completely. Now if you share File Extension Unblocker with your contacts, you'll hardly notice any obstruction when transferring files over MSN Messenger.

3) If you're using MSN Messenger 7.0.0777 (the final release), you can also use Mess Patch to enable the transfer of "potentially unsafe files" again. Download Mess Patch and in the Conversation Window Options, make sure you check the Remove File Transfer Blocked Extensions tweak. Of course, you can select all the additional Mess Patch tweaks of your choice.

4) Another method to transfer blocked files is to use the File Sharing application from the Activities pulldown menu in your conversation window [thanks to: BenB].

From: http://www.mess.be/m...transfers_again.html

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It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
Stick it on your site:

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Re: .EXE extention changer
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2005, 03:25:46 PM »
Thanks

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Re: .EXE extention changer
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2005, 03:21:49 AM »
Or, download http://apatch.tk/ - it has a bunch of patching options that makes messenger nicer to work with :)
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Re: .EXE extention changer
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 12:04:33 AM »
I found that if you .rar the files they slip right through. Works with my MSN, Gmail, and numerous other places that don't allow .exe files.

You can also use yousendit.com and just pass the link from them into your msn messages.