Do you want to show file extension in Windows 10? Whenever you save a file in the computer, an extension is as added to it at the end. The operating system adds this extension to represent the format of the file. Each format saves the data in a different way. However, you can save a file in a particular format you want.
There are two parts in the filename:
- Descriptive part: It defines the name of the file.
- File extension: It 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.
Windows 10 allows you to show the extension of the saved files which makes it simpler to determine the type of the file. This article will provide two easy methods to show the extension of the files in Windows 10.
Steps to Show File Extension in Windows 10:
Method 1 of 2 Using File Explorer
Step 1: In the Windows search box type ‘file explorer’ and from the search result you have to click on ‘File Explorer’.
Step 2: The File Explorer window will pop up where we have to go to the View tab of the window.
Step 3: In the View tab under the show/hide group you have to check the checkbox ‘File name extension’.
This will immediately start showing you the file extension of all files.
Method 2 of 2: Using Control Panel
Step 1: Search for the control panel in the windows search box and from the search result click on Control Panel.
Step 2: In the control panel window click on the ‘View by’ drop down box and select ‘Large icons’.
Step 3: Now, click on the ‘File Explorer Options’.
A new ‘File Explorer Options’ window will pop up and here click on the ‘View’ tab.
Step 4: Under the View tab in the Advanced Settings uncheck the checkbox ‘Hide extensions for know files types’.
Step 5: Now to apply the changes click on Apply and OK.
So, this is the method to show file extension in Windows 10. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.
Willie Little says
It seems to be informative. I`ll have to use it to see if I can perform these operations as scripted.