How to show file extensions in Windows 11

How to show file extensions in Windows 11

In Windows 11, file extensions are not shown by default. But sometimes you need to see a specific extension.



  • Open the explorer. On the top line, press the “View” button. If there is no such button, click on the three dots and then click “View”.
  • Go to “Show”.
  • Check the “File Name Extensions” box.
  • From this point, file extensions will begin to show up in Explorer and on the desktop.


Explorer settings:

  • Open the Explorer menu and select Options.
  • Open the Control Panel and click on “Explorer Settings”.
  • Press Win+R on your keyboard, enter control folders and press Enter.
  • In the explorer settings that open, select the “View” tab.
  • Deselect “Hide extensions for known file types”.
  • Apply the settings.
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