Show File Extensions in Windows 10

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    Let's go ahead and create a new text document on the desktop
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    As we can see, the file is just named "New Text Document". We cannot see the file extension.
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    To show the file extension, we need to right-click the lower-left corner of the screen
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    Then, we click "Control Panel"
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    When the "Control Panel" window opens, we need to click "Appearance and Personalization"
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    Now, we need to click "File Explorer Options"
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    We need to click the "View" tab
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    We are looking for "Hide extensions for known file types".
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    We need to simply uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"
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    Then, we click "OK"
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    The "New Text Document" file will have ".txt". The "txt" is the extension for text files.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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