Have files/shortcuts saved on Desktop always showed file extensions? Solved

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    Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.228
       12 Jan 2018 #1

    Have files/shortcuts saved on Desktop always showed file extensions?


    Last night I saved a draft Word letter on my desktop - I'll save it in its proper place when I'm happy with it. It only has a very short name - the intended recipient - so I was interested to see it there this morning with the name Fred.docx underneath the Word icon.

    Hovering over the others show files extensions on all of them.

    I don't feel silly asking here whether it's always been like this - I've never noticed file extensions in the names before! Do I need to visit a optician?
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    Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.228
    Thread Starter
       12 Jan 2018 #2

    PS Have you cleaned up and removed all the pre-2018 threads from our profiles?
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  3.    12 Jan 2018 #3

    The setting under Folder options let's you decide whether or not to show file extensions. It defaults to not show extensions on newly installed Windows 10.

    If you didn't change it I'm not sure how it would have changed. Do you have a shared computer?
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  4. Posts : 150
    Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.228
    Thread Starter
       12 Jan 2018 #4

    Thanks for that. I've changed the setting and am happy again!

    Perhaps it happened when I had to do a Clean Install after what one MS-badged employee referred as a Test version of Fall Creators was installed last October.
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