.jpg after every photo - help please

  bessacarr 15:46 07 Oct 2011


I work on windows XP Home.

I don't know how this has happened but now after every photo's name it has .jpg

It just used to show the name i.e. jack at home.1 jack at home.2 but now they say jack at home.1.jpg

How do I get rid of it as I just like to see the name of the photo. I know I can right click & see if it's jpg or whatever.


  gengiscant 15:58 07 Oct 2011

I think this way is the same for XP as it is for 7.


Control panel

Folder options


Scroll down to hide extensions for known file types, put a check in.

Click on Apply.

Click on OK.

  iscanut 15:59 07 Oct 2011

Is this any help ?

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab, and then, under Advanced settings, do one of the following: To hide file extensions, select the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK. To display file extensions, clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
  northumbria61 16:01 07 Oct 2011

Try going into your Folder Options - View Tab - Scroll down to find Hide Extensions for Known File Types and put a tick in box. - Apply - OK

  wee eddie 16:14 07 Oct 2011

One of the main reasons for displaying the File.suffix is to help you to identify Scam Files, potentially containing Trojans or Viruses.

So when you're on the Net and download Picture.jpg onto your PC. Once on your PC you can see that it really is Picture.jpg.exe and harbours a Virus, which would be released if you clicked on it. The .exe having been hidden.

  bessacarr 17:52 07 Oct 2011

Wee Eddie

Thanks for info if you download pics from internet. Can I just ask you -

Are you saying that you can tell if the pic contains a virus, if so how please?

  bessacarr 17:56 07 Oct 2011


To all who replied I thank you very much. I followed instructions (they are same for XP as for 7) and now I don't see the .jpg after each name. Thanks for help.

  wee eddie 14:57 09 Oct 2011

rimorman: If you have "suffixes" enabled/visible, you can see if a file is really what it says it is.

There are many ways of getting a Virus/Trojan onto your PC. Having one Download masquerading as another is just one of them.

For example: If you see a File Named: Simon Cowell & Friends.jpg, and decide to add it to your collection, you could find that it really is: Simon Cowell & Friends.jpg.exe but the .exe is written in white so that you cannot see it.

But if you have "suffixes" enabled/visible, the .exe will be visible to you, on your PC.

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