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PDF to MS Dos

New Here ,
Jun 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018

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I am recently having a problem saving PDF files to my USB drive.  Whenever I open an email of a receipt in hotmail on google chrome, I go to "more actions" and hit "print", then hit "print" again where it takes me to a print page that will allow me to change the destination to "save as pdf".  Then it goes back to the print page and allows me to save the file.  When I hit "save", I can set the file name and save as a pdf file.

The problem is, when I go to open the file to print it at a later date, all I find is an MS Dos application under that file name.  I have been saving receipts like this for years, and until about three or four months ago, never had any problem.  Also, last month it did the same thing from a vendor's web site.  I couldn't even save their receipt as a pdf file.

Can someone help me out?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018

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what exactly are you calling your files? I suspect you’re putting a dot in the name. Maybe even ending the names .com?

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Jun 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018

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Can you post screen shots so we can see your workflow?

Are you using an MS-DOS computer?!? If not, what is your operating system and version?

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2023 Jun 30, 2023

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While this is an old thread, I came across it looking for the same answer. I figured out what worked for me and I hope that this will work for someone else. When choosing to save a file as pdf when using a browser (Mine is Opera Version:99.0.4788.65), when the next box pops up after print to pdf, look in the "File Name" box. Mine was saving with a .com extension. Remove the extension beginning with .com or .Whatever. Or just rename the file with no extension. Then click on save

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 21, 2023 Aug 21, 2023

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Yes!  I am now having the same problem.  I am saving my bank credit card charges down as PDF (using the same print/save system I normally use).  I choose the charge, print and choosing PDF.  Yet when I go to open the file in it's location folder, it is now an MS-DOS application.  What the heck?  So much time wasted, and I see this problem showed up in 2018, and now recurring in 2023.  If someone knows how to fix this, please advise.  If I find an answer, I will respond here as well.  

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