Monday, September 30, 2013

Show File Extensions (Solution For Windows Systems)

Show File Extensions (Solution For Windows Systems) :

By default your Windows system hide almost all file extensions because it is sometimes very difficult to remember all the suffixs and visually it would not fit well into the workspace. For more advanced users and those who want to have control over the every computer file showing the extensions are really necessary. It is also possible to happen to download a file from the Internet but the system can not recognize it because it has no suffix. This problem you can solve with simple adding of extansion to your file. Some examples of filename extensions are : .jpeg (for pictures) .exe (for programs), .txt (for text files), .mp3 (for music)... Follow the next steps and learn how to check the option to display the extensions :

Step 1 : Enter in My Documents or at any folder that you make and in bar on the top of the screen chose Tools > Folder Options (like on this picture).

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Step 2 : On the new window which will shown at your screen change a card from General to View.

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Step 3 : When you enter at View card go down and uncheck with the left mouse click option "Hide extensions for known file types folder". After just confirm your choice with a click on OK button.

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If you've done everything right, you should be able to see extensions for almost every file on your computer. You can always rename extension of some file but remember that not all programs are designed to read all extensions. If you for example change some .txt file and rename it to .mp3 it will for sure not play a music and your media player will show you kind of error (or just block). To hide file extensions you can always do the same just make box "Hide extensions for known file types folder"checked.

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