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Old 01-10-2007, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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To ensure that you get the g3x file downloaded correctly...

Click the link for the g3x file.

Internet Explorer will ask if you want to Save, Open or Cancel. Click Save.

Internet Explorer will display the Save As dialog.

Near the bottom of the Save As dialog is the Save As Type combo box.

The default value of this field will be as a compressed folder... or ZIP file.

Change the Save As Type combo box to All Files, or put quotation marks around the file name in the File Name edit box.

Modify the name if necessary to be sure that it ends in .G3X

Click save.

By following the above steps you are effectively telling windows that you know what the type of the file actually is and you don't want it to change it automatically.

Do not extract the files from the G3X/ZIP and then try to import them. You are subverting the import/export system that is designed to make your life easier if you do.

Notes: How to Enable File suffixes for newbies.

A note to those people who always seem to have no luck in spite of the above...

Windows is great at trying to hide, what are called file "suffixes" from you.

Suffixes are the three letter endings, which occur after a period, that designate the type of file to the operating system.

If you have a default Windows XP installation, you may still have the "training wheels" on.

That is Windows attempts to hide the file suffixes from you, in an attempt to get you not to screw around with them.

However this creates problems when importing G3 files as you may not realize that a file ALREADY contains a suffix.

Please turn on viewing file suffixes as follows.

Double click on "My Computer" either on the desktop (you HAVE installed Microsoft Powertoys, right?) or from the menu.

With "My Computer" up, click on

Tools/Folder Options/View

In the "Advanced Settings" box TURN OFF any check mark in front of "Hide Extensions for known file types" and click APPLY or OK.

Now Windows will quit trying to hide the suffixes from you.

Note that file suffixes are usually "reserved", that is you can just make them up.
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thank you, very informative
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Thank you. I could now download some new helicopters. Ken
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I tried this today and managed to import the Stingray 500 quad, Logo 500, Logo 600, Logo 600SE and a Rave Ballistic 635. Thank you so much for this post. It has really helped me.
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