Windows 8.1 - Display file extensions

September 2016


Windows 8.1 - Display file extensions


As for the previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Windows 8 automatically hides file extensions (exe, txt, jpeg, etc). If you want to enable the display of file extensions, follow the below procedure:
  • Open Windows Explorer and go to the View tab.
  • Click the Options button > Change folder and search options.
  • Scroll to "Hide extensions for file types is known"
  • Uncheck it and click OK.

Related :

This document entitled « Windows 8.1 - Display file extensions » from CCM (ccm.net) is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.