No versions of Windows that has been released so far to date show complete file extensions by default. This can be dangerous as you may accidentally download a seemingly harmless image but it turned out to be a executable virus! For example, if a file is written as 'trojan.doc.exe' it would simply appear as 'trojan.doc'. Most users usually get around this lack of file extension information by right clicking the file and viewing the properties. However… no one has time for that! Well you could make an eency weency little change in File Explorer (or Windows Explorer for prior Windows 8) and bam you have yourself the bonafide file extensions you desperately wanted!
How to force Windows to Always Show File Extensions
How to show file extensions in Windows 8/8.1 and 10
There are two ways you can do this in Windows 8/8.1 and 10!
We hope that this guide assisted you with configuring your Startup Programs in Windows. Although, we recommend not to disable anti-virus and firewall software as these are vital to protect your computer!
Via File Explorer directly
Navigate to the Start menu and open File Explorer. Selec the View tab.
Tick the checkbox File Name Extensions. File
Via File Explorer Options
Navigate to the Start menu and type in File Explorer Options. Open it.
Under Advanced Settings, untick the box for
'Hide extensions for known file types'.
File Explorer Options dialog box, navigate to the View tab.
extensions should now appear!