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Hello. When I am downloading an image that I want to save, the date and time show are shown. I can't save anything unless I delete the time. So I need to click on it, then back space to get rid of it. If I try to save it with the time,a message appears saying - 'This is not a valid file name'. I need to do this over and over. It wastes a lot of time. Is there a way to disable or tweak this feature, so I don't have to keep doing that? Can make one nuts. Thanks so much if anyone has an answer.

asked Jul 20 '12 at 13:08

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edited Jul 20 '12 at 19:10

Hmmm... This is funny because not all images contain the date and time in their filename.

Can you please tell me which browser you are using? I'm beginning to think you are using some kind of extension or plugin which changes the default filename of saved files and adds the date and time.

P.S.: If you are downloading files from an image hosting website there are several different ways to batch download images with third party applications.

(Jul 21 '12 at 14:39) DW96 DW96's gravatar image

What web browser are you using? It sounds like a browser issue. You probably have some setting that is enabled that automatically renames files to the current time.

(Jul 24 '12 at 00:37) bananajoe bananajoe's gravatar image

This is because the time may contain invalid symbols. You may know this from renaming files or folders. If it contains the following symbols it cannot be saved:
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So if the date is, for example 05/08/2012 change it to something like 05-08-2012.
And if the time is 08:15 change it to something like 08hrs15mins or 08h15m.

Hope I helped! :)


answered Jul 20 '12 at 15:52

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edited Jul 20 '12 at 15:58


Thank you DW96, I don't really care about the time. I am looking for a way to avoid having to rename it all the time. It just seems to take so long because I save quite a few things. Perhaps this can't be avoided? Cheers Telse.

(Jul 20 '12 at 16:08) Telse Telse's gravatar image

I know a few ways you can go this, but to give you an exact tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions, can you please give me the website from where you usually download these images?

(Jul 20 '12 at 16:31) DW96 DW96's gravatar image

I don't have any particular website where I do this. When I surf the web and I like an image or something, I want to save it and I always have to get rid of the time.

(Jul 20 '12 at 16:34) Telse Telse's gravatar image

Can you explain step by step your process for downloading and saving the files.

Also try right clicking the image below and selecting “Save image as”

The filename displayed should be Test_Image

Is this what you get

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answered Jul 20 '12 at 16:53

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