How to Show File Extensions in Windows

How to Make Windows Show File Extensions

The file extension is basically telling the windows which type of files it is. It also helps the windows to identify it and for a user to know which type of file tries to open to a security point of view. The file extension is basically three to four digits. For example Word document extension is represented by .doc or Docx file extension, Audio file extension is represented by .mp3, .wma, .ogg. So different type of extension represents a different type of file.

If you take about the file extension according to a security point of view. If you have some kind malware in your computer that file could be picture.png.exe. So due to disabling file extension name, it could be seeing like picture.png.exe. If you accidentally open that kind of file it will infect your computer.

In windows by default file extension is disable and we can enable by few changes. So here in this article, I am, going to share how to show file extension in windows 7, 8, and 10.

How to Show File Extensions In Windows XP

Follow these instructions to enable file extension in Windows XP.

  1. Open your my computer and then click on “tools” which is located at a menu bar. A drop-down list will appear to select “Folder options”.
  2. A dialog box will appear, in it select “View” tab.
  3. Under Advanced setting find “Hide extension for know file types” and uncheck it.
  4. After that click on the “OK” button to save changes.

How to Show File Extensions In Windows 7

Follow these instructions enable file extension in Windows 7

  1. Open your File Explorer click on Organize and select “folder and search options”.
  2. A dialog box will appear, in it select the “View” tab.
  3. Under Advanced setting find “Hide extension for know file types” and uncheck it.
  4. After that click on the “OK” button to save changes.

How to Show File Extensions In Windows 8 and 10

Follow these instructions enable file extension in Windows 8 and 10

  1. Open File Explorer on windows and then select the “View”
  2. At there in Show/Hide option you will see Filename Extensions. Enable it to see the file extension name.

That all that’s how you can enable and disable file extension name in windows. I hope that you understand well comment us below and share it with you friends.

 

Abdul Moeez

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