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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Column, "Ext"

01 Sep 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I wish that I could have helped. Hopefully someone may come along and know a way to.


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01 Sep 2011   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is this what you mean?

Windows Explorer Column, "Ext"-capture.png


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01 Sep 2011   #13
dcampbe1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Where in the world did that come from? Is that on Vista WE or another program?

That's exactly what I'm looking for if it's WE.

I'm in suspense!
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01 Sep 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dwarf,

Strange. I don't have File extension listed in my "More" details window like yours above.

Windows Explorer Column, "Ext"-more.jpg


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01 Sep 2011   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I'm actually posting that from Windows 8 7989.

Check the available options for column headers. It could be that you were just thinking of Extension (which doesn't exist, thereby making you think that what you want to do can't be done) and File extension, which, as I have shown above and you have already affirmed as being what you want, does.

I did run this first, though (and got no error messages), so it might be worth a shot: http://www.xrayz.co.uk/extension-column/
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01 Sep 2011   #16
dcampbe1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The biggest part of my problem is in explaining the difference between Type and Ext (called File Extension in Win-8). One of the links below shows a fix for WE that adds an Ext column but it's only good for XP and before. The program author informs me that he can't provide the same thing for Win-7/Vista because MS "took the ability away".

Why anyone would consider Ext, or File Extension any less important than name, size or attribute is beyond me.

Thanks Dwarf for the heads-up. Guess now I'll have to look forward to Win-8. Hopefully someone will come up with a "correction" to this WE flaw before then though.

I just caught the fact that you've tested the fix and got no errors. Is that on Win-7? And does it add the missing column?
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01 Sep 2011   #17
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you tried running/installing that extension anyway? Let me boot up my W7 installation, and I'll report back in a while.
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01 Sep 2011   #18
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Just checked, and that option does not exist in W7, both before and after running that program. By no errors I mean that the program appears to run successfully.

Guess the option must have been added back to the Windows 8 Explorer.
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01 Sep 2011   #19
dcampbe1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for letting me know. I don't think it was "added back" but rather added for the first time ever in Win-8. Other than running that patch, Ext has never been available as far as I know.

How nice to know someone at M$ finally woke up.

Thanks again, your input is very consoling.
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01 Sep 2011   #20
InstantSesame

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi dcampbe, while waiting for Win8, you may want to try the next best fix:

Do some regedit so that the jpg, gif, png all have different type descriptions rather than just "VuePrint".
ie. change them to say "VuePrint GIF", "VuePrint JPG", "VuePrint PNG" etc.

The relevant keys will be at:
hkey_classes_root\
and
hkey_local_machine\software\classes\

As an experienced user, no doubt you'll appreciate the usual caution in using regedit.
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