You may need to hide or show file extension in Windows 10 if you are using a computer as your day to day activities. A file extension (represented by a dot and extension type) specifies the file type of the object.
I will share 2 simple ways to hide and show file extensions in Windows 10 along with how to change the file extension.
Show file extensions in Windows 10:
- Open any folder on your computer.
In my case, I have opened a folder where I have some sample files. By default, Windows does not show file extensions.
- Under the “View” tab, select the checkbox for “File name extensions”.
That’s it. The file extensions appear as below.
To hide file extensions, you can un-check the “File name extensions” option.
- Open Run by pressing “Windows+R”.
- Type “control folders” and click on OK.
- File Explorer Options window opens.
Under the “View” tab, uncheck the option “Hide extensions for known types”.
This option is applicable for all versions of Windows.
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There are other ways to display file extensions as well, like modifying the registry and changing the group policy(works for Windows 7).
If you can show file extensions in 2-3 easy steps, why to go for complicated options. I hope this will be helpful to you.
Happy learning 🙂