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Alan Cooper

FormZ Layout autosave extension

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Any file my computer doesn't understand gets assigned with a formz icon. Why is this? It appears to be that in my Windows file associations FormZ layout autosave files are assigned to a simple full stop (UK) period (US) . without any letters after the period. So I suppose anything without an extension gets lumbered with it. Not a problem except that the icon is so similar to the general FormZ file icon it looks like non extension files are associated with FormZ in some way. I presume it is an error where we should be seeing some letters after the period for FormZ layout autosave files. I don't know how the non extension files will display themselves when this has been fixed. Maybe without an icon, which is probably more appropriate. Is there a fix I can make to my file associations in Windows 10 to stop this confusion? Running FormZ 8.6 pro

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Thanks Chris. I am presuming that in this particular case it could be that Autodessys did not add the letters after the period for file associations for the windows installation? Screenshot attached.

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and, your autosaved files are showing up without extensions?  it should be ".fza"

They are on my Mac. Sorry, can't cross verify on a PC for you.

 

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Chris, I have not tried Layout for years. Just had a quick experiment, checked the auto save settings to make sure they were on and have found what I think is an autosave file with .fmb extension.

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How strange, since actually making a use of the formz layout autosave, the icon has changed. Maybe the earlier icon was connected to a previous version, and this may be a newer icon. I'm glad anyway as doesn't look like formz icon any more so less confusion (especially when I use the highly recommendable program: free-file-sync, which skips the google docs documents in google drive when I back up my other sync-able cloud files). Example of new icons attached.

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