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Enable Extensions - Folder Options
How to enable File Extensions in Windows XP

A file extension is typically a period (.) followed by three characters at the end of a file.

Open up my computer, or any other windows explorer window. From the Tools menu select Folder Options....

Enable Extensions - Folder Options
From the Folder Options window scroll down passing the folder Hidden files and folders and locate the check box adjacent to Hide extensions for known file types.

The Folder Options window also has options for hidden files and hidden system files. To see hidden files from within windows explorer you can select the radio button Show hidden files and folders. Operating system files can also be viewed by unchecking the check box for Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). The average user will almost never need to view operating system files.
Last Modified: 2011-01-27