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How can I set the explorer viewer to show file extensions? Server 2008 is different than before..

Posted on 2008-06-14
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How can I set the explorer viewer to SHOW & EDIT file extensions? Server 2008 is different than before..
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Question by:timrobertsusa
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by:timrobertsusa
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SHhould have sufficient info-- let me know if you need more
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by:darkmooink
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i don't know if it is any different for server 08 but in xp you go to tools/folder options/view and then there is a tick box for "hide extensions for known file types" which will be ticked by default.
i hope this helps, this is my first post.
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ckratsch earned 50 total points
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Control Panel > Folder Options.  From there, it's the same as before.
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by:ckratsch
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I have to disagree with the split.

Server 08 - and Vista, for that matter - are different from XP.  You can't access folder options from Windows Explorer anymore.  You access folder options from Control Panel.
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