Every once in a while it’s necessary to rename a file’s extension. I change file extensions mostly to make .exe files into .zip files. Sometimes a file has no extension, but it needs one. Some people like to add the .old second extension to an old version of a file. Reasons vary.
I already wrote about this topic in an earlier post. There I mentioned the
But how to rename a file’s extension when the extension is not visible in Windows Explorer?
This is a problem that happens quite a lot.
Yet, the solution is very simple.
Launch Windows Explorer (
This way a hidden extension suddenly becomes visible.
And you are able to change it using the
Once you make the necessary changes to the extension and press
If you want to revert back to hiding the extensions of known file types, go back to Windows Explorer’s (
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