113. Disable Hide Extensions For Known File
When you look at a file name in Windows Explorer
you may have noticed that it is not very informative
as to what type of file it actually is; in other
words, just by looking at it, you don't know whether
it is an .ini; .exe; .docx or some other type of
file. The file extensions are, by default, simply
not shown. The instructions below will show you how
to disable this option and get Vista o show its
hidden file extensions.
1/ Open Windows Explorer.
2/ From the Windows Explorer main toolbar,
3/ From the Drop Down Menu that
appears, Click Folder and Search
4/ Once the Folder Options window opens,
Click on the View tab.
5/ In the Advanced Settings
section of the Folder Options window look for a
section marked Hidden Files and Folders
This should be easy to locate because it has a
yellow folder to highlight it.
6/ Including the hidden files and folders line,
count down Four (4) lines.
7/ You should now see an option marked
Hide Extensions For Known File Types.
8/ To the left of this option
you will see a box with a check mark
(tick) inside it.
9/ Position you Mouse pointer
over the box and then Left Click.
The check mark (tick) will now be
10/ Finally Click OK.
11/ Now when you look at file names the relevant
extension will also be visible.