How to show the file extension in Windows 10


Usually, the file extension is hidden by default in Windows XP, 7, 8, 10. But there is an option to display or hide the file extension. Although, the regular users don’t need file extension but some techy users need to check or change the file extension. Here in this page, we are giving you the steps on how to show the file extension (*.exe) in the end of the file name. In Windows 10, this option is easy to accessable.  Please follow the step by step guide on how to show the file extension in Windows 10 (with images).

Show or hide the set of characters added to the end of the files that identifies the file type or fromat.

show file extension

Steps: How to show file extension in Windows 10

  1. Open File Explorer (MyComputer) Press the Windows key + E key together.
  2. Click on the “View” tab from the menu bar
  3. Tick the check-box of “File name & Extensions.” Check the screenshot below.
    Open file explorer
    enable file extensions


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