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25th March 2005, 17:24
i don't even know if i'm in the right place, but if i am, i could use some help... somehow, my accounting sofware databases (2 for each year, 10 years worth) now all of a sudden show up in window's explorer as "shoutcast" files??!!!???!?? i know for sure that this was not the case on march 10th, because that was the date of my last backup... anyone know how/why this happened? and, the real question i suppose, how do i fix this? any and all comments/suggestions/theories would be greatly appreciated...
25th March 2005, 17:27
can you not just open the files with your accounting software and re save them ...
worth a try :igor:
25th March 2005, 17:45
shoutcast files ??? :eek:
25th March 2005, 17:47
well, it's very strange... when i open them through the accounting software, they are listed as data files (*.pls), not shoutcast files... but in explorer, they appear as shoutcast files...
25th March 2005, 17:52
aaaah :) PLS is playlist files, not shoutcast files, what you can do is go to winamp (if thats installed) open configuration > file types, and uncheck PLS.
hope this helps
25th March 2005, 19:54
i know i'm a real idiot when it comes to computers, but i swear, when i go into windows explorer, right click on the 'data' file and click on properties, it says "Type of File: Shoutcast File" - and in media player, unless i am not understanding (which is, of course, very possible), the only file types listed are: wmv, wav, mpeg, asf, mp3, avi, midi, aiff, au and Music CD Playback... no "playlist" or pls... i am really sorry to be so needy - i honestly do not know how this even happened, as i don't stream audio or video on this computer... thanks in advance for your patience
25th March 2005, 20:03
i just checked and .pls is actually the correct file extension for our data files (MYOB Plus)... on the Controller's computer, under properties, it says "Type of File: PLS File"
25th March 2005, 21:34
if youre using winXP right click the pls file, and go to open with > choose program, and choose your accounting program :) and make sure to check "Always use this program to open this kind of files"
26th March 2005, 03:33
Else your an accountant in which case you can shove them up your a***! (Take to much taxes!)
On the otherhand - I hope you backed them up - you must have bought a new PC (and/or) backed them up in 10 years.
If not you are a fool, so listen to Virgin Dance and chill out!;)
26th March 2005, 03:35
Seriously though, just right click on one of the files, and on the menu, just select open with....
Then select your accounting software...all should be fine.
26th March 2005, 12:25
Parrot *waaargh* parrot
28th March 2005, 20:24
thanks for the help... re: the attack on accountants: for the record, i know about as much about accounting as i do about computers... you should see the questions i post on the accounting message boards... scary... :D
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