Displaying the File Extension in Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Click the Start menu.
- Type “folder options” (without the quotes).
- A dialog box with the title “Folder Options” will appear.
- Click to uncheck the box for “Hide extensions for known file types”.
- Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box.
How do I get file extensions to show in Windows 7?
Windows 7 – How to display file extensions
- Open Windows explorer, for example, open ‘Computer’ (My Computer)
- Click the ‘Alt’ button on the keyboard to display the file menu.
- Then select ‘Tools’ and ‘Folder options’
- Open the ‘View’ tab then un-tick ‘Hide extensions for known file types’
- Click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
How do I find extensions on my computer?
- Open My Computer.
- Click Tools and click Folder Options or click View and then Options depending on your version of Windows.
- In the Folder Options window, click the View tab.
- Uncheck the box that says Hide file extensions for known file types.
How do I enable file visibility?
Open Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization. Now, click on Folder Options or File Explorer Option, as it is now called > View tab. In this tab, under Advanced Settings, you will see the option Hide extensions for known file types. Uncheck this option and click on Apply and OK.
How do I open a file extension?
Open the compressed file by clicking File > Open. If your system has the compressed file extension associated with WinZip program, just double-click on the file. Select all the files and folders inside the compressed file.
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