bannerwelcome
Search Real Knowledge
View Sitemap | Search Tips
 Home   Advertise  File Downloads Computer Center Windows XP Tips Vista Tips  Glossary  News Letters  Resources 

How To Display File Extensions For Known File Types

By default, Windows disables the ability to view File Extensions for known file types. Some of these File Extensions include files ending with the .bat, .bmp, .exe, .gif, .htm, .ini, .log and .txt extensions. There really is no reason for hiding them as they do not consume memory resources or take up any drive space. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to Unhide File Extensions for these known File Types.

line

For Windows XP

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  4. Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
  5. Now, Double click on the Folder Options icon until it opens for you.
  6. Then click on the View tab located at the top of the screen.
  7. Locate the Advanced settings: window in the center area of the screen.
  8. Then remove the check mark from Hide extensions for known file types.
  9. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit the Folder Options window.
  10. Then close the Control Panel to return back to your Windows session.
  11. Windows will now Display all File Extensions For Known File Types on your system.

For Windows Millennium

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  3. Double click on the Folder Options icon until it opens for you.
  4. Then click on the View tab located at the top of the screen.
  5. Locate the Advanced settings: window in the center area of the screen.
  6. Then remove the check mark from Hide file extensions for known file types.
  7. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit the Folder Options window.
  8. Then close the Control Panel to return back to your Windows session.
  9. Windows will now Display all File Extensions For Known File Types on your system.

For Windows 98

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
  2. Then click on the word View, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  3. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Folder Options.
  4. Then click on the View tab located at the top of the screen.
  5. Locate the Advanced settings: window located in the center area of the screen.
  6. Then remove the check mark from Hide file extensions for known file types.
  7. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit the Folder Options window.
  8. Then close the My Computer window to return back to your Windows session.
  9. Windows will now Display all File Extensions For Known File Types on your system.

You Can Also Learn About File Extensions By Reading: Computer File Extensions And Their Meaning

line

Want To Get The Best Prices Available?
line
E-Mail
Darren@nypoet.com