How to edit file extension on Windows

How to edit file extension on Windows

Nowadays, the downloading and saving of data on the Internet has become very popular because there are quite a lot of useful and necessary documents for your work and study needs.

However, at some sites or forums, the data being shared is compressed but they do change their tail, meaning that instead of the .zip or .rar formats they use it. Any other format like .ttt, .thuthuat, …

So, after downloading these files, you need to do the opposite, ie the need to change the tail to the .zip, .rar, … to  extract the file by extracting software like 7zip , Winrar, …   In this article, we will detail how to  change the file extension on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 10.

How to change or show the file extension on Windows

First, you need to open Windows Explorer or My Computer at the Desktop.

On the Windows XP operating system

At the MyComputer interface, select Tools on the menu bar. Then go to Folders Options.

Tool >> Folder Options
Tool >> Folder Options

View tab, uncheck  Hide extensions for known file types and click OK to finish.

View >> Hide extensions for known file types >> OK
View >> Hide extensions for known file types >> OK

On the Windows 7 operating system

At the main interface of MyComputer, you select the  Organize button >> Click Folder and Search Options in the menu options that just pop up.

At the Folder Option window, select the View tab. Then, find and uncheck  Hide extensions for known files types as shown below.

Finally, select OK. As such, you all the files on Windows will appear chasing behind them. If they are music files, they will display .mp3, ogg, …. or video is .avi, mp4, …

On Windows 8.1 and Windows

At the main interface of MyComputer or This PC, select the View tab in the menu bar. Then uncheck the Filename Extensions check box  to display the file extension on Windows 8.1.

If you have updated to Windows 10 Update October, then to display the file extension on Windows can perform as simple as:

Step 1: Open the File Explorer at the bottom of the Taskbar.

In the window that opens, select the View tab.

Step 2: Look for the File name extensions option and then check this box to display the full file extension on Windows 10.

Here, you also show or hide the hidden files and folders of Windows 10 by selecting the Hidden items box It’s simple, right!

How to edit the file extension on Windows

To make a change to any file you want, select it and then press F2 or right-click on the file then select Rename.

Next, proceed to import the file you want. In this example, I will chase the tail in rtf format to .txt

Similarly, you can perform other files. It’s simple right!


Are you sure you know the file changes on the Windows computer right? If there is any problem or difficulty in doing so, please share with us in the comment section below.

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