How to Show File Extensions in Windows 10?

Hello,Please let me know How to show File Extensions in Windows 10.I don't know how to show it.I tried many times but unable to show it.Help me

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Open Answer 18 March 2020

File Extensions in Windows 10

We have listed the few ways to Show File Extensions in Windows 10. Follow the below options to set your windows to show file extensions.

1.Via folder options

1.Go to control panel > select appearance and personalization.

2.Click on folder options or file explorer option (also called as view tab).

3.Uncheck the option  Hide extensions for known file types, under the tab advanced settings.

4.Now click on apply and then ok.

5.These are very simple steps to follow, and you do not need any third-party software to view file extensions. Windows provides us with everything which can be easily achieved, and the point lies in knowing and implementing them. 

2.Via windows file explorer

1.Go to file explorer in Windows 10/8.

2.Access it by clicking on view > options > change folder and search options.

3.While in Windows 7, go to explorer > press Alt on your keyboard to make the classic bar appear.

4.Click on tools > and then on folder options.

3.Through the registry editor

1.Press the WINKEY + R button combination to start the Run utility, type in Regedit and press Enter. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key

2.Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

3.Search for a DWORD entry labeled as HideFileExt.

4.Now double click on the DWORD entry and set its value as 0.

5.The hidden file extensions will display in your screen.

6.The 0 value will hide the file extensions.

7.Now exit the Registry Editor and restart your computer system for the changes to apply.

4.Show File Extensions in Windows 10 Using the Windows command prompt

1.For this, you will have to insert a bootable drive of Windows 10 installer.

2.Press the WINKEY + X button together, and then click on Command Prompt (Admin) in order to begin the command prompt with administrator privileges.

3.Now go to the root location of the bootable device that you inserted inside the command prompt command line.

4.Type the following after you get to the location.
(reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v HideFileExt /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f ) (ignore the outer bracket)

5.Now tap Enter
(you can even add the following To hide the file extensions
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v HideFileExt /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f )

5.Show File Extensions in Windows 10 Using group policy editor

1.Go to user configuration > select preferences > select control panel settings > folder options.

2.Set “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck the box of “Hide extensions for known file types”.

3.Here how you can set the show file extensions in your Windows 8/10.

File extensions identify the file type and if you are a Windows user then it is simple to identify the file type. Different files have different extensions and it is very important to know the program you are using to open that file and trying to know its type.There are a lot of malware files on your PC and it can really infect your PC once you click on it. Thus, Setting your Windows to show file extensions is essential to avoid damage.

Due to some security reasons at times, you will have to set your Windows to hide or show the file type. And here we have shown you the ways you could show File Extensions in Windows 10. File extensions also help the operating system to identify the corresponding program to open that particular file. 

So, you should be able to see file extensions to be at the safer side, and we will let you know how to enable options to see file extensions in Windows.
 

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