Making Windows explorer show file extentions.


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Jackson

Just started using win 7, home premium.

No file extentions seem to show, and I can't find the
little box to click "show extentions". On xp I have it in
the Folder Options applet of the control panel. Where is it
in W7? Thanks...
Jack from Taxacola (formerly Pensacola), FL
(e-mail address removed) dele XXX
 
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Jaypie

"Jackson" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
(e-mail address removed)...

Just started using win 7, home premium.

No file extentions seem to show, and I can't find the
little box to click "show extentions". On xp I have it in
the Folder Options applet of the control panel. Where is it
in W7? Thanks...
Jack from Taxacola (formerly Pensacola), FL
(e-mail address removed) dele XXX

The option seens to still be in Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options >
View...
 
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Joe Morris

Jaypie said:
"Jackson" a écrit:
The option seens to still be in Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options
The OP is probably confused by the decision MS made to default the folder
options to hide the menu bar.

Open any folder in the system, and with that folder active hit the ALT key.
The menu bar will appear; select TOOLS -> FOLDER OPTIONS, click the VIEW
tab, and in that dialog uncheck the option "Hide extensions for known file
types". (In the same dialog you have the option to select "Always show
menus".)

Joe Morris
 
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Stan Brown

Just started using win 7, home premium.

No file extentions seem to show, and I can't find the
little box to click "show extentions". On xp I have it in
the Folder Options applet of the control panel. Where is it
in W7? Thanks...
Jack from Taxacola (formerly Pensacola), FL
(e-mail address removed) dele XXX
Folder Options is in Control Panel in Win 7 too. Click the round
start button and type Folder Options.
 
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Stan Brown

"Jackson" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
(e-mail address removed)...

Just started using win 7, home premium.

No file extentions seem to show, and I can't find the
little box to click "show extentions". On xp I have it in
the Folder Options applet of the control panel. Where is it
You might not be aware of a big problem with your quoting style.
The way your newsreader is doing it, when someone else follows
up, it looks like you *said* what you actually only quoted.

The problem is that Windows Live Mail 2011 (version 15) has a
quoting style that is completely broken. Unfortunately that poses
a painful choice to you: either fix every quote manually, or get
a real newsreader such as Gravity, Xananews, and Forte Agent (to
mention some that come to mind at the moment). OR, if you really
want WLM, some say that WLM 14 will serve; see "SC Tom" below.

update 2011-04-02: I've seen a newsgroup posting claiming you
can un-break WLM 15 by installing and using an Autohotkey script:
http://www.dusko-lolic.from.hr/wlmquote/

Thanks for your consideration!

Along with what the others have suggested, you can uninstall
WLM 2011 and install WLM 2009 instead, which handles quoting
a lot better:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?
FamilyID=56883de5-2024-4631-806e-757693072a1c
[or use http://tinyurl.com/25zfouw which redirects to the above]
 
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Jim

Just started using win 7, home premium.

No file extentions seem to show, and I can't find the
little box to click "show extentions". On xp I have it in
the Folder Options applet of the control panel. Where is it
in W7? Thanks...
Jack from Taxacola (formerly Pensacola), FL
(e-mail address removed) dele XXX
Jackson also check out http://www.sevenforums.com there is a minefield
of info there as well, as some very handy info.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Bob said:
FWIW, the term you wanted is "goldmine of information". BIG
difference between what a "goldmine" means vs. what "minefield"
means.
Oh, I dunno. A bunch of tech tips and hacks in the hands of an
inexperienced user could be a minefield of information.
 
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Irwell

Oh, I dunno. A bunch of tech tips and hacks in the hands of an
inexperienced user could be a minefield of information.
OTH they don't have to dig too deep to get results!!!!
 
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Jackson

Just started using win 7, home premium.
No file extentions seem to show...
/...

Thanks to all, especially for the suggested sites.
I think I can get familiar with W7 now. A BIG step forward
was setting my default IE home page to a familiar one. It
came with a Toshiba home page default which almost exploded
in my face with numerous flashy ads and absolutely nothing
that remotely resembled my old IE.

That threw me off course.

Jack from Taxacola (formerly Pensacola), FL
(e-mail address removed) dele XXX
 
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Gene E. Bloch

OTH they don't have to dig too deep to get results!!!!
Well, I got a big laugh out of that, and I have to say that I also agree
with Crash :)

In fact, my first thought on reading Bob I's correction was pretty much
that minefield is really the better choice of words in this context...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

/...

Thanks to all, especially for the suggested sites.
I think I can get familiar with W7 now. A BIG step forward
was setting my default IE home page to a familiar one. It
came with a Toshiba home page default which almost exploded
in my face with numerous flashy ads and absolutely nothing
that remotely resembled my old IE.

That threw me off course.

Jack from Taxacola (formerly Pensacola), FL
(e-mail address removed) dele XXX
Another method not so far mentioned in the thread is to click the
Organize button in the bar above the folder and file panes. Folder and
search options is in the drop down menu that appears.
 
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Bob I

Oh, I dunno. A bunch of tech tips and hacks in the hands of an
inexperienced user could be a minefield of information.
That's quite true. I've always said.

"Optimizing my PC" is the phrase newbies use to describe how they
converted their working PC into a doorstop.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

That's quite true. I've always said.

"Optimizing my PC" is the phrase newbies use to describe how they
converted their working PC into a doorstop.
At times, I think that's *precisely* the optimization I need for my PC.
 
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