Show File Extension In Windows 10 Easy

Showing the file extension in Windows 10 is a resource that every user should know how to activate since the Microsoft operating system does not have this option enabled by default . Next we will show you how to solve this problem in the easiest way possible.

Windows 10 does not show me the file extension, how do I fix it?

You’ve come to this tutorial because you noticed that Windows 10 doesn’t show the . This may seem silly at first, but it can be annoying for the following reasons:


  • Some programs may not recognize the extension if it is hidden .
  • Difficulty renaming a document extension.
  • Security problems since they can send us a hidden file under an .EXE executable and not see the extension because it is not visible and thus infect our PC.

These are the reasons why seeing the file extension in Windows 10 is useful and necessary . Next we will explain how they are activated with 2 different methods.

How to Enable File Extensions in Windows 10 (Method 1)

To see the file extensions in Win 10 we must open the explorer and do the following:

  1. We enter the “View” tab.
  2. We activate the “File name extensions” tab.

As we have seen in the previous photo, now the file extensions are visible from Windows Explorer .

How to Make Windows 10 Show File Extension (Method 2)

Another way to show the file extension in Windows 10 is to enter the explorer again and do the following:

  1. We click on the “View” tab .
  2. We enter the “Options” section .

Within the “View” tab we must do the following:

  1. Disable the section that says “Hide File Extensions for known file types” in advanced settings .
  2. We click on “Apply” .

How to Hide File Extension in Windows 10

To remove the file extensions we just have to do the following again:

  1. We enter the file explorer and enter «Vista» .
  2. We remove the “File name extensions” tab .

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