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Show Hide File Extensions

Module by: Kenneth Leroy Busbee. E-mail the author

Summary: Web page links for Windows XP and Windows Vista operating system for instructions on how to show or hide file extensions.

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By default, file extensions for known file types are hidden in Windows XP and Windows Vista. However, you can change this setting so that file extensions are shown for files. Being able to see file extensions can be very helpful for students taking computer courses because those course instructions often refer to file extensions.

The following web links provide instructions for showing or hiding file extensions.

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