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Offline roadster

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File Extension Appears after the name......
« on: November 10, 2012, 11:06:18 PM »
I have noticed that icons on my desktop and elsewhere now have the file extension after the corresponding eg

A PDF File has its name.pdf

A text file has its name.txt

An application has it name.exe

Previously it was just the name given but without its corresponding file extension on the end.

Is there an easy way to stop the file extension appearing at the end of the name ?

Offline Willabong

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Re: File Extension Appears after the name......
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 12:31:24 AM »
Depending on your version of Windows, you need to go to the "Files and Folders" or "Folders" option in the control panel, and choose the "View" option.
Somewhere in the list that pops up will be an option to "Hide Extensions for Known File Types".....You need to tick this box.
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Offline roadster

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Re: File Extension Appears after the name......
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 12:14:29 PM »
Thanks for that, out of interest any particular reason they became unhidden in the first place ?

Offline Willabong

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Re: File Extension Appears after the name......
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 07:25:43 PM »
None that I can think of.....If you didn't used to have that happen, then it shouldn't happen?
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