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Make File Extensions Visible

Issue

You need to display your file extensions (such as .dwg, .bak, .patt, .pdf, etc.)

 

The ability to see your file extensions in Windows is necessary for several actions, such as opening a backup drawing file.

 

 

File extensions turned off (invisible)

 
File extensions turned on (visible)

 

 

 

Solution

 

 

1. Open the Windows File Explorer.

 

2. Select the View tab.

 

3. Check the File name extensions box.

 

 

 

You should now be able to see file extensions.

 

 

 

 

1. Open the Windows File Explorer.

 

 

2. Expand the Organize menu.

 

 

3. Select Folder and search options.

 

 

 

4. In the Folder Options dialog box, select the View tab.

 

 

5. Uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types box.

 

 

6. Click Apply.

 

 

You should now be able to see file extensions.

 

 

Last modified on Oct 06, 2020

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