Q

Why are file extensions changing to .err?

I was hoping you could help with a very unique problem. I am working with Windows 2000 server utilizing a user directory for each user that resides on the Win2k server. All of the user directories are working flawlessly with the exception of one user. When she moves, copies or saves files into the root directory on her user share, the file extensions are automatically changed to .err. Ever come across this problem?
That's a new one to me. Try creating a copy of her user account and create a new home directory for the copy. Test to see if the problem still occurs with the copied account. If so, the registry sections used to maintain her user account have become damaged. You'll have to delete and recreate her account. If not, move her over to the copied account and delete the original one.
This was last published in June 2003

Dig Deeper on Windows Server Troubleshooting

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close