How do I get XP to show .extention under file type

  GrumpGramp 09:59 20 Jul 2006
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In Windows XP "Windows explorer", under the file type heading displays the Programme associated with the file extension. How do I get it to show the . extension (e.g. .mp3) as it did in Win 98?

  GroupFC 10:11 20 Jul 2006

In tools>folder Options>view make sure there isn't a check mark in "hide extensions for known file types" (under files & folders, and if there is take it out - job done!

  GrumpGramp 10:42 20 Jul 2006

Thanks, like most jobs I thought it would be simple when you know how but I could not find the way via XP help

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