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How to show file extensions in Windows 7

To show or hide file name extensions

Sometimes you need to see what the file type is for a particular file (i.e. document.doc, sheet.xls, textfile.txt). A file name extension is a set of characters added to the end of a file name that determine which program should open it.

Windows hides file name extensions, but you can choose to make them visible.

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Windows 7 Folder options

To show or hide file name extensions

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab, and then, under Advanced settings, do one of the following:
    • To show file name extensions, clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
    • To hide file name extensions, select the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
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