Basically, a file extension refers to the suffix at the end of the file name, as it defines the type of the file. By the use of file name extension, Windows will recognize that what kind of information is present in the file.
There are two parts in files, one is descriptive which defines the name of the file and the other one is the file extension which defines the type of the file. Some important system files are kept hidden by the windows due to some security reasons, but you can make them visible.
In the above image, You’ll not be able to find out the type of the file. So in order to do that, Just go through this article to find out how to show file extension in Windows 10 by performing the simple steps, as explained below.
Steps to Show File Extension in Windows 10
Step 1: Go to the Start menu and click on “Control Panel”.
Step 2: In the “Category” view, click on “Appearance and Personalization”.
Step 4: In the “File Explorer options”, select “View” tab. Scroll down till you find ” Hide extensions for unknown file types” and uncheck that option. First click on “Apply” button and then click “OK” to save these settings, as shown in the figure below.
Step 5: Now, You can easily identify the file type, by just looking through the extension.
- In the same way, you can hide file extension, Just by clicking the check box “Hide extensions for known file types” under the ‘File explore options’.
- You can also go through this article to know more about How to change a File Extension in Windows 10.
That’s all, guys. Keep reading.