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Why is my email address in documents as a MS-DOS Application

by bdmartintn / December 11, 2012 11:07 PM PST

Why is my personal email address showing up in my documents under multiple files as a MS-DOS Application on my work computer? I have used the same work computer for two years and this recently started happening. How do I stop this from happening?

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Re: email address
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 11:13 PM PST

If you have a file with a name that ends with .com, Windows Explorer and My Computer think that file is an MSDOS-application. If you don't like that, all you've got to do is to rename the file, so it doesn't have a .com extension.

So the answer to your "why"-question is: because you saved a file with that name.

Kees

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Too many possibilities here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 11:13 PM PST

It could be some mail merge system that is dropping it into a file during processing. It could be some Word field has it and again some macro is creating it.

Dive in. Look for clues.
Bob

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