Windows 10: Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10

Discus and support Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; How to: Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 How to Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 A file name extension is a set of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Brink, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Brink
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    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10


    How to: Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10


    A file name extension is a set of characters added to the end of a file name that determine which app should open it. By default, File Explorer hides file name extensions in Windows 10. However, you can make file name extensions visible.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show known file name extensions for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Hide or Show File Name Extensions using File Explorer Ribbon
    • Option Two: To Hide or Show File Name Extensions using File Explorer Options
    • Option Three: To Hide or Show File Name Extensions using a VBS file

    EXAMPLE: File name extension

    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Hide or Show File Name Extensions using File Explorer Ribbon
    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. Click/tap on the View tab, and check (show) or uncheck (hide - default) File name extensions in the ribbon for what you want. (see screenshot below)


    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Hide or Show File Name Extensions using File Explorer Options
    1. Open File Explorer Options.

    2. Click/tap on the View tab, check (default) or uncheck Hide extensions for known file types for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)


    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] To Hide or Show File Name Extensions using a VBS file

    *note The downloadable .vbs files below modify the DWORD value in the registry key below, then sends a refresh (F5) command to apply.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    HideFileExt DWORD

    0 = Show
    1 = Hide



    1. Do step 2 (hide) or step 3 (show) below for what you want.


    2. To Hide Known File Name Extensions
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Hide_Known_Extensions_for_File_Types.vbs

    Download

    3. To Show Known File Name Extensions
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Show_Known_Extensions_for_File_Types.vbs

    Download

    4. Save the .vbs file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .vbs file.

    6. Run the .vbs file to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn

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    :)
     
    Brink, Jul 17, 2016
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  2. Brink Win User

    Explorer shows file extensions suddenly


    Hello Robbie, Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 :)

    You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to turn off showing known file extensions for you.

    File Name Extensions - Hide or Show in Windows 10
     
    Brink, Oct 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Can't Hide File Name Extension

    I have a Problem, All my files are viewed with their File name extensions


    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 09280f43-d24a-4f27-9879-0fe3747b8273.png


    Whenever i Uncheck the "file name extensions" from the View Tab it disappear for a while and then return back ( i cant deselect it )

    and tried to choose hide name extensions from the folder options menu and also it come back

    UPDATE:

    It was Bitdefender who make it always not hidden as a more security level
     
    Mohamed Magdy Gomaa, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Brink Win User

    Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10

    How do I show file extensions?


    Hello Alex, and welcome to Ten Forums. Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 :)

    You could use an option in the tutorial below to show known file extensions. It's for Windows 8.1, but it's the same in Windows 10.

    File Name Extensions - Hide or Show in Windows 8
     
    Brink, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. AlexBell Win User
    How do I show file extensions?


    Thanks for the welcome, but I'm afraid I can't use your response. I have never used Window 8, and have no idea if there is a ribbon in Windows 10 or where to find it. I'm not even sure where the 'start button' is in Windows 10; is it the window icon on the far left of the task bar?

    I'm sorry to be a nuisance, but really must ask you to do a detailed list like:
    - Click on start button
    - click on {whatever I should do next, and so on}

    I'm afraid my knowledge of computers is very limited.
     
    AlexBell, Oct 26, 2019
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  6. Berton Win User
    Show files extension toogle in context menu

    I use the folder options and just uncheck Hide folder extensions as I'm in File Explorer [renamed from Windows Explorer of earlier versions] daily doing file management work. I've never gotten my head wrapped around a logical reason to hide the extensions but then I've "come up in the ranks" from DOS of the early '90s.

    *Arrow Hide or Show File Name Extensions in Windows 10 | Tutorials
     
    Berton, Oct 26, 2019
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