Vista: Show Extensions for Known File Types

Posted June 25, 2006 by Hack_Vista in Microsoft Vista

I have never understood why Microsoft thinks it is a good idea to hide extensions for files. Here is how to make Vista show extensions for all file types.

1. Click Start.
2. Select Control Panel.
3. Select Classic View.
4. Double-click Folder Options.
5. Click the View tab.
6. Uncheck the Hide Extensions for Known File Types option.
7. Click the Apply button (at the bottom of the window).
8. Click the Apply to Folders button (at the top of the window).
9. Click OK.

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