Show file extensions Windows 10

Managing files on Windows 10 is quiet different. To show the file extensions in the explorer, you need to perform a set of steps. Once you do that, you will be able to see the file extension details in your file explorer.

Show file extensions Windows 10
Show file extensions Windows 10

When a user navigates through a folder, it is possible that for a file name there are multiple content with the different file formats. It becomes difficult to click on each file individually and check for its file extension type. Hence, users look for a way to display the format along with the name in the Windows explorer itself.

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Show file extensions Windows 10

Windows File explorer has an option to show file extensions on Windows 10 after performing few steps. Once the settings are enabled, you will be able to see the file properties in front of every file. This will help you to see every detail without looking into the file properties.

Steps to Show file extensions in Windows 10

  1. Go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.
  2. Click on Folder Options / File Explorer Options  > View tab
  3. Under the Advanced Settins, uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types.
  4. That is it. File extensions will be vissible now.

Signing Off

This will work for both computers and laptops that are running on Windows 10 OS. The home users might find this trick not important, but for the working people, especially the developers, they require to open different file formats that exist in their computer with the same file name. Hence, they find this really helpful. Though there are many other ways as well to change this setting, but this one is the simplest. If you know any shortcut or a better way, you can put that below in comments section.

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