How to Show File Extensions Windows 10

The purpose of this article is to explain how to view file name extensions in Windows 10. File extensions are helpful to identify what programs are needed to open the file type.

Step 1

Locate the Type here to search box

Step 2

Type File Explorer then click the result labeled File Explorer

Step 3

Click on the View tab, then place a Check in the box next to File name extensions. You will notice you file names now end with a dot and the file extension afterwards.


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