From: Jacksonville, FL USA
You may want to manually go in and check that you have a"bftbestab" with a .coe extension, and one with a .xml extension. And ifyou do, you mayhave to go into windows and re-set those extension types to be opened by the game exe.
If they are not showing as "BFTBEstab.coe" and "BFTBEstab.xml" --- for instance if part of the filename was somehow changed (it happens)
then you can also just see what is wrong with the name, and rename it back.. ie. if the file somehow changed its name to "BFTBEstab.co" then it would do as you said above, would present you with a windows icon and not know how to open a ".co" file... just hit "rename" and then add the 'e' at the end. That has happened to my own before, with other programs, never with this one, but I know sometimes the little 1's and 0's do weird things.
The files have the correct extensions.
Tim, do you have several estab files with the same name but in different folders, under the Estab folder?
No, but I do have a shortcut folder that takes me to where I keep backups in other subfolders: