Show Extensions of All Files in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Jen M

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Steps

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    For this example, note the text file named "VisiHow" on the desktop
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    At this time, we can't actually see the ".txt" extension in the file name. To change this, we will need to go to the Control panel. There are several ways to access the Control Panel. We will use just one for this tutorial.
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    Move the mouse to the lower-left corner of the screen until a little thumbnail appears
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    Click it. We will be brought to the start menu. If we have already selected Control Panel to be in this menu, click it.
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    If not, click the down arrow button in the lower-left corner of the screen
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    This opens a list, and all the applications that are installed on the computer will be shown here.
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    Scroll to the right and find the Control Panel
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    Click the Control Panel and it will open.
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    Click "Appearance and Personalization"
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    Click "Folder Options"
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    A new window will open. In this window, there are three tabs. There is "General", "View" and "Search".
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    Click "View"
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    Here, we can see a huge list of all the things that we can view or not view. Find "Hide extensions for known file types". In our case, the box next to it currently has a checkmark in it. This means that the extensions will be hidden. Let's make them visible.
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    Click the box next to "Hide extensions for known file types"
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    This removes the checkmark.
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    Click "OK"
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  10. 10
    Look at the VisiHow file on the desktop
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    It is now called "VisiHow.txt". The extension is now visible. Now we have the full information of the extensions of all files.
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    Close the Control Panel window by clicking the red "X" in the top right-hand corner
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to show extensions of all file types on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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