Show File Extensions in Windows 7
Lukward Thomason, Imado, Eng
Hi. You are watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to make file extensions visible on Windows 7 computers.
As you can see I have a New Text Document on the desktop, but it is lacking the extension, which means that after the name of the document there should be ".txt" but it is not visible therefore you can not change it if you need to
To make it visible, you need to go to the Control Panel by clicking on Start menu button
Then click on the Control Panel
Once you are in the Control Panel you need to go to Appearance and Personalization
From here you need to select Folder Options
There are three tabs General, View, and Search, you need to tap on View and then scroll down and you have to find this section "Hide extensions for a known file Types"
Then you need to untick it and press OK
Now the Extensions are visible and you can close the Control Panel
As you can see that the name of the text documents is changed and now it is showing a New Text Document.txt
From here you can change the extension if you need to or you can just be aware of what extension it actually is
This concludes our tutorial on how to make file extensions visible on Windows 7 computers
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