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Name: Show Hide File Extensions
ID: m18100
Language: English (en)
Summary: General instructions on how to show or hide file extensions. Specific instructions and web page links for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: File Extensions
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Kenneth Leroy Busbee (
Copyright Holders: Kenneth Leroy Busbee (
Maintainers: Kenneth Leroy Busbee (

Latest version: 1.6 (history)
First publication date: Oct 25, 2008 5:45 am -0500
Last revision to module: Jul 10, 2010 4:55 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.6 Jul 10, 2010 4:55 pm -0500 by Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Added an additional help link for Windows XP.

Version: 1.5 Jan 12, 2010 4:38 pm -0600 by Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Updated to include Windows 7 operating system.  Added Google Analytics.

Version: 1.4 Mar 28, 2009 7:06 am -0500 by Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Changed links to open a new browser window.

Version: 1.3 Mar 27, 2009 10:37 am -0500 by Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Minor corrections to improve the PDF printing of the collection.

Version: 1.2 Mar 15, 2009 8:27 am -0500 by Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Upgraded to CNXML ver 0.6

Version: 1.1 Oct 25, 2008 5:51 am -0500 by Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Initial draft.

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