Paraview unable to read one stl file but IS able to read another: why?

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Hi PF!

I made an .STL file and am trying to open it with Paraview. When I toggle "open" on the Paraview drop-down menu, I don't see the file (but it is there, since my terminal shows it).

However, when I look for a different .stl file (one downloaded from an OpenFOAM tutorial) I can open it.

When looking at the properties of each, I notice two things: the .stl file I made is all caps STL rather than stl. The other difference is mine has 100,000 bytes where the one from the tutorial has 337 bytes. Would these differences mean Paraview is unable to even see the file through its open menu?
 

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the .stl file I made is all caps STL rather than stl
What happens if you change it to lower case .stl?
 
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What happens if you change it to lower case .stl?
:headbang::headbang::headbang: ...I'm not even going to say it...but thanks!
 
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:rolleyes::oops:Why?
 

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