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Windows 7 solution why can't i see file types or file extensions ?

Windows 7 solution i can't see file types or file extensions when viewing a folder file list

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  • Tech Master Apr 16, 2014

    solution found check this video with solution on how to see hidden files and folders in windows

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Start....Type Folder options in the search box.
Select the View Tab
Then select the options you want to view.
Uncheck the box for "Hide extensions for known file types"

Caution. Be careful when displaying protected operating files and hidden files.
They are hidden for a reason, and if you are operating from an account with administrator privileges (Not a good idea for day to day stuff) you can cause carnage by deleting or modifying some of them.
Paul

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

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    Joe Dai Apr 19, 2014

    thanks

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    Joe Dai Apr 19, 2014

    I am on win8.1 but still works

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First of all you need to be in the detail view and not the list...
click on View...
Details...
Choose details...
select file types, size.. dates... etc...
To see the files extension...
Click Tools...
View...
Uncheck the Box: "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"
Tony

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

  • marius dan Apr 16, 2014

    Solution from that video is absolutely correct !

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Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.

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Open 'My Documents' folder. Click Tools>Folder Options>View. Scroll down the lsit and uncheck 'hide extensions for known file types' Click Ok.

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