28
Sep
2011

How to Show / Hide file extension in windows 8

Posted in: Windows 8 , 3 Comments

By default Windows 8 hide file extensions of files. Like if you have mp3 files, windows 8 will not show filename.mp3 instead it will just show filename.

How to Show / Hide file extension in windows 8

  • Open Windows Explorer.
    windows 8 explorer
  • In Windows Explorer click View tab.
    windows 8 explorer view tab
  • Check File name extensions to show file extension. Un-check it to hide file extension.
    windows 8 file extension

When this option is checked, files will show its extension (file type) also, like filename.mp3, filename.txt, filename.avi, filename.doc etc.

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3 Responses to How to Show / Hide file extension in windows 8

  1. avelyne says:

    Great thanks!

  2. .mau. says:

    thanks a lot – it’s a pity that each version of windows changes the way to unhide extensions1

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