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Show or hide filename extensions and hidden folders in Windows


Windows 7: Show hide filename extensions:

Steps:

1. Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options

2. Uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types' check box to show file name extentions.

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Windows 7: show hide hidden files/folders:

Steps:

1. Goto: Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options

2. Click 'View' tab

3. Check radiobutton for 'Hidden files and folders' > Show hidden files, folder and drives.

 

 

 

Windows server 2012 (windows 8): show hide filename extensions:

Steps:

File explorer ribbon interface > View > check/uncheck 'File name extensions' to show hide file extensions

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Created on: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Andrew Sin