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How to see the file extentions

It is important to get your computer to show file extentions so you can tell what kind of file you are about to open. Go to your control panel. (Click on Start, then on control panel, or go to my computer, and click on the control panel. )

In Windows 7 you will need to first click on "Appearance and Personalization"

In windows 7 the control panel looks like this:

CLICK ON "APPEARANCE AND PERSONALIZATION.

Control panel windows 7

CLICK ON "FOLDER OPTIONS"

Folder options

AT THIS WINDOW CLICK ON THE TAB THAT SAYS "VIEW."

Show all folders

Scroll down to "Hide extentions of known file types.

UNCHECK "Hide extentions of known file types." or
MAKE SURE THIS IS UNCHECKED.
Click "Apply"or"Okay" and that should do it!
Then you will be able to see the file extentions.

Hide extentions of known file types