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TF30026: You cannot change the file name extension using Team Explorer. Do you want to continue?

This error occurs when you attempt to change the file extension on a file stored in Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). WSS does not support changing file extensions after a file has been checked into WSS. If you continue with the name change, the characters you type will be made a part of the filename instead of the extension. To change the file extension, you must copy the file to your local computer, rename the file, and then upload the renamed file to the document library. You can delete the file with the old extension if the file is no longer needed.

To correct this error

  1. Expand the Documents node, right-click the document, and then click Open.

  2. Save the document to a location on your local computer.

  3. Rename the file extension on your local computer.

  4. Under the Documents node, right-click the folder where the renamed file is to be stored, and then click Upload Document.

  5. In the Open dialog box, navigate to the renamed file your local computer, click the file, and then click Open.

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