You should be able to do this easily. Open Windows Explorer, Click the
Organize tab and Click on Folder and Search Options. When the Folder options
window opens, Click the View tab. Locate the option 'hide extensions for
know file types' (this is just below 'show hidden files and folders in
Hidden files and folders section). Now remove the check mark from the box to
the left of the 'hide extensions for known file types' and then press OK.
You should now be able to see your file names along with their extensions in
John Barnett MVP
Windows XP Associate Expert
Windows Desktop Experience
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"Pete" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have tried without success to get Windows Explorer to show a file
> extension, but cannot find a way to do it. I have tried all the options in
> View / Choose Details but don't have all luck.
> I guess I must be stupid. There must be a way. I am running Home Premium.
> Could some kind person please help.