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#1 Sujeet11

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:56 AM

I have Win XP SP3. From 5 days, there is unknown thing is happening in my PC. Files in my PC shows it's extension in the name of that file.

Like Notepad file name is "New Text Document.txt"
MKV movie name is "Salt.mkv"
This happens with MS Office files, mp3, video, images etc.

I think there is something wrong in my PC. Help me.
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#2 Hoothoot

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:58 AM

It's nothing bad, you can of course change that.
Open a directory you want, can be C:\Program Files f.e. but not C:\!
Then navigate (I am currently using polish version so I need to translate things; it may make a little difference):
- "Tools" from top menu
- "Folders options" or something similar
- "View" tab
and there you can change if extensions are showed or not.

Edited by Hoothoot, 25 October 2010 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:10 AM

Hoothoot has the the right answer. The option you are looking for in the location he stated is Hide extensions for known file types.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:43 AM

I would rather catch the newtext.txt.exe files and leave show extensions checked.
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:48 AM

I would rather catch the newtext.txt.exe files and leave show extensions checked.



unchecked :thumbsup: shows extensions.
It`s the way I run mine as well.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:53 AM

I keep forgetting MS default terminology, have done it so many times on so many computers I don't even read it anymore.

I had always been told to use C to make the changes global, just to be safe I apply to all folders.

Edited by DaChew, 25 October 2010 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:17 AM

Just to chime in :thumbsup:...a file without an extension...could be anything, including malware.

To identify what it is, it's probably best to see all file extensions. It may keep you from deleting something you really should not and will assist in finding items on the system.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:21 AM

Thanks guys.
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