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Hypercam 2 failure... .BAK file?

by Wolvenstrife / March 31, 2010 1:52 PM PDT

i was using a registered version of hypercam 2, and my laptop messed up. now, what i was recording is a .avi file and it won't play. there is another file with the same name but it's a .bak file. how do i get my avi to play? and i saw somewhere where you just "save as" the .bak to .avi, but i dont see an option for that. help please! its taking up 18GB of space that i need to clear off. (and btw no, i cannot re record what i was recording. it was a quest for an mmorpg)

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saw somewhere where you just "save as" the .bak to .avi,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2010 9:51 PM PDT

I'm not sure here but has anyone told you how to rename files? We can change the name (which includes the extension) in cases like this. To delete it I usually drag it to the recycle bin.

Sorry but I'm finding new computer users that were never given any instruction or classes on computers so what may be trivial might not be easy.

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Doesn't work
by Wolvenstrife / April 1, 2010 2:45 PM PDT

there is no option to do that. i've looked everywhere but its not there. i tried to open it with hypercam, like i was told to do, and hypercam wont open it, and it has no save option. i then tried to open it with windows media player, quicktime player, and realplayer but they couldnt open it either.

btw i'm not a new computer user. i understand everything that you said, and everyone else said but there is no option to do so

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2010 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Doesn't work

I'm reading your reply and you write there is no option to do that.

Is "that" renaming a file?

The options to rename files are in Windows Explorer and barring that, a command line. Maybe you are not running Windows but I thought you were.

Again, renaming a file may not show as an option in Windows but I'm finding many that are not shown how to do the rename. It's a shame that I find the stores with staff that can't show this to buyers.

Last ideas.

1. Try to play it with VLC PLAYER
2. Delete it with FILE ASSASSIN (see google for these titles.)

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