Renaming attachment when saving removes file extension

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 298074

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 298074
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: bugzilla.mozilla, Assigned: mscott)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7
Build Identifier: 1.5 (20051111)

With Windows Explorer set to "Hide file extensions for known file types", when you save an attachment after choosing a different file name, Thunderbird strips the file extension from the attachment. This is confusing and troublesome for non-computer savvy users.

This also affects Windows XP.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set Windows Explorer to hide file extensions for known file types (Tools->Folder options->View)
2. Create a new email message
3. Attach a file with a "known" file type, e.g. picture.jpg
4. Save the message and move it to Inbox
5. Open the email, right-click attachment and select Save As...
6. Type a different file name and save
Actual Results:  
File is saved with given file name but file extension (which is not shown in the file Save Attachment dialogue) is stripped.

Expected Results:  
File is saved with given file name using original extension. I would expect if a file extension is given with the name it should be used instead. Other programs use the "Save file as type" drop-down menu with the original file type selected by default.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Duplicate of bug 298074 (-> Core bug 57113 and Core bug 129979)?
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Comment 2

13 years ago
Not sure if this is a dupe of Core bug 129979, definitely related though.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 298074 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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