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Windows 7: Explorer keeps hiding the last part of file extension

17 Mar 2013   #1
AlexandrePRBR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Explorer keeps hiding the last part of file extension

Already followed all the steps showed in this topic, including this Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically, and my Windows still doesn't shows all file type extensions.

I have some folders like named like this c:\folder\version\0.8.4 but Explorer keeps hiding the last part, after the last dot.

Thanks in advance and sorry about my poor english.


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17 Mar 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

There is a setting that hides known file extensions, is there a pattern to what is missing or is it random

Can you give a few examples
What is missing of the path you typed above
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17 Mar 2013   #3
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

c:\folder\version\0.8

So you are saying the above is what you see?
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17 Mar 2013   #4
AlexandrePRBR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For example:



These are the properties of the folders "nome":




At the first image you can see a .PDF file. I really don't understand why folders are not showing extensions. Already checked all options as suggested on the old topic.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
c:\folder\version\0.8

So you are saying the above is what you see?
Yes. A folder named as C:\folder\version\0.8.4 shows as you say.
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17 Mar 2013   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

It says that the third file is a .PDF the first two are empty files.
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17 Mar 2013   #6
AlexandrePRBR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those folders are:

"E:\Nova pasta\nome.12" and "E:\Nova pasta\nome.abc"
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17 Mar 2013   #7
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

You have them in your root directory E: and they show as 0 Byte files. My PDF files are in H:\My Documents\PDF File XXXX
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17 Mar 2013   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Workaround

I know this isn't a fix for your problem, but as a temporary workaround, why not substitute a different character for the dot in folder names?

For example, replace "." with "_" or "-".

You could also put brackets around numbers.
For example, c:\folder\version\(0.8.4) or change the path to c:\folder\version(0.8.4).
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17 Mar 2013   #9
AlexandrePRBR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe I'm not clear. Sorry, english is not my native language.

If i have any word document in a folder, i see the file with the extension .doc because I have unchecked the "hide extentions for know file types" option.

My problem is:

If I create a folder using any extension in name, that extension is not showed.

A folder "C:\test.123" will be showed as "C:\test".
A folder "C:\test.123.a" will be showed as "C:\test.123".
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17 Mar 2013   #10
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 



Go to your folder options and just reset everything to default like the highlight shows in the image:
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