just a little add-on with a strange problem:
I used "Folder Options > View" to show the known file extensions.
That worked fine, except for ".url" ...
I checked the well-known registry entries, all ok. I checked with NirSoft's wonderful
"FileTypesMan","Always show this file extension" was selected.
I did a little Inet research and stumbled across that post : Favorites Bar shows .url extension after name. - Microsoft Community
This user had the opposite problem, ".url" was always displayed. The answer from
Robert Aldwinckle, MVP, was a little cryptic (compared to the Tutorials in this forum),
but it led my attention to another Registry entry: [ HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ IE.AssocFile.URL ]
( In an abbreviated tutorial style:
( Start RegEdit, navigate to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.AssocFile.URL"
( In the left pane click on "IE.AssocFile.URL"
( Check now in the right pane the entries
To my surprise in "IE.AssocFile.URL" I found two related entries,
both "AlwaysShowExt" and "NeverShowExt" were present ...
And, ofc, if Windows has the choice, it selects at 100% the one
the user didn't want (Murphy's Law).
I deleted "NeverShowExt" and finally my ".url" is visible.
Wondering who made this stupid entry, maybe my Avant Browser (set as default). Sorry for the long post ...
Btw, NirSoft's "FileTypesMan" is my number one choice to change the icons associated
with file extensions. It's lean, it's portable and I don't have to install whatsoever
additional stuff like especially versions of MS dotNET, which other tools desperately need.