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Windows 7: Need help with file name extensions in Windows Explorer

06 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Need help with file name extensions in Windows Explorer

I am running Windows 7 Professional and need help with file extensions names.
I hope I can explain this so you can understand!

I need my files in my folders to end with an extension such as:
cat.jpg
dog.psp
lesson1.cab

All it shows now is:
cat
dog
lesson1

If I click on "type" it does show what extension they are, but I need it to say the extension in the "Name".

I sure hope this makes sense! Thank you for any help or suggestions!
debbie



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06 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Debbie and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

The following Tutorial should be able to help: File Extensions - Hide or Show
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06 Apr 2012   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi siamoose,Welcome to the forums, Go to control panel>appearance and personalisation>folder options >show hidden files and folders then uncheck Hide extentions for known file types , You may also have to check "show hidden files ,folders and drives " , you will get a warning message telling you it can be harmful to show these files but if you are sure and know what you are doing , then it is safe to carry on
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06 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for helping me with this! You guys are the best, your suggestions did the trick for me.

Why oh why does Windows 7 make it so difficult


Again, thank you so much!
debbie
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06 Apr 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siamoose View Post
Thank you so much for helping me with this! You guys are the best, your suggestions did the trick for me.

Why oh why does Windows 7 make it so difficult


Again, thank you so much!
debbie
Microsoft made hidden file extensions the default since at least XP so this isn't a Win 7 issue.
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06 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Then I must have done it on my old XP and forgot! Either way, I am a happy camper! This board is a wealth of information!
debbie
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