In general, Windows keeps the File Extensions as hidden but you can show File Extensions in Windows as well. It is very easy to make it appear the file extensions with the built-in functions of Windows. As a beginner in Windows operating system, you may not know the simple procedures of enabling the file extensions again. For this reason, I will show the full tricks and it will take few seconds.
You may ask, what is the necessity of File Extensions? Particularly, if you are looking for the solutions you know one reason for file extensions. At the same time, I will show you some other use of File extensions.
- File Extensions help to understand the types of file.
- If you have the same file name for .docs or .mp3, you can realize which one will open in Media Player or Word Editor.
- You can realize .exe means it is a software file and it is supported by the Computer. At the same time, .apk is not supported by your PC. It is the type of Android apps file.
- You can realize if the same types of Image, but different in size and extensions and they have different types of uses.
- Overall, you can understand the file type for using and opening it perfectly if you stay rather than Hide File Extensions.
How to show File Extensions in Windows 10, 8 or 7?
You can show the File Extensions in Windows 10 or 8/8.1 by following the below process.
- First, go to This PC from the Desktop.
- Now click on View Tab and you will File Name Extensions.
- Check (Tick) it or see the File Extensions and if you uncheck it, it will not show the extensions of any file.
Note: You can change the file extensions setting from here easily.
Yes! Now you have successfully enabled file extensions in your Windows 10 and 8 PC. Now I will show how you can enable it on Windows 7. Important to realize, this process will also work on Windows 10 or 8/8.1 computer.
Let’s see how you can show/enable File Extensions in Windows 7 or previous versions of Windows.
- Firstly, go to File Explorer and then you need to go to View Tab.
- Then you will find the Options panel and under this Options, you will see Change Folder and Search Options. Click here.
- It will open a new window and here you have to uncheck the Hide Extensions for Known Files.
- Yes! Now it will show all the file extensions in Windows PC.
You have seen the ways of enabling the File Extensions options in Windows 10, 8/8.1 and Windows 7.
Editor’s Note From TechyPi:
At last, if you check all types of file, you will see all the file name is showing the extensions. You can change File Extension setting when you do not need it again. Though it has no problem if you keep it running.
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