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In folder containing .lnk and .pif files the extensions do not show.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cal Who, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    I have XP.

    I do not have "Hide extensions..." clicked.

    When I open a folder containing .lnk and .pif files the extensions do not
    show.

    Other extensions in the folder do show,

    How come?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Re: In folder containing .lnk and .pif files the extensions do notshow.

    By design, you will only see them in the command line listing. They are
    both "shortcut" files for the GUI.

    Cal Who wrote:

    > I have XP.
    >
    > I do not have "Hide extensions..." clicked.
    >
    > When I open a folder containing .lnk and .pif files the extensions do not
    > show.
    >
    > Other extensions in the folder do show,
    >
    > How come?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
  3. Mark Blain

    Mark Blain Flightless Bird

    Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:us2CKa4TLHA.5460@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

    > By design, you will only see them in the command line listing. They
    > are both "shortcut" files for the GUI.


    It is possible to un-hide those extensions by editing the registry, but
    then they're also un-hidden on the desktop and in the Start menu, which is
    very ugly.

    <http://www.tweaklibrary.com/System/File-System/65/Show-the-extension-for-
    the-Shortcut-(LNK)-files/10421/>
    <http://www.bigangrydog.com/articles/windows_file_extensions.xhtml>
    <http://thedailyreviewer.com/xphelp/view/whats-the-real-name-of-short-cut-
    files-1011725396>
     
  4. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    thanks
    "Mark Blain" <mblain2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DEDB644C8ED7mblainalbany@207.46.248.16...
    > Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in
    > news:us2CKa4TLHA.5460@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> By design, you will only see them in the command line listing. They
    >> are both "shortcut" files for the GUI.

    >
    > It is possible to un-hide those extensions by editing the registry, but
    > then they're also un-hidden on the desktop and in the Start menu, which is
    > very ugly.
    >
    > <http://www.tweaklibrary.com/System/File-System/65/Show-the-extension-for-
    > the-Shortcut-(LNK)-files/10421/>
    > <http://www.bigangrydog.com/articles/windows_file_extensions.xhtml>
    > <http://thedailyreviewer.com/xphelp/view/whats-the-real-name-of-short-cut-
    > files-1011725396>
     
  5. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    thanks

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:us2CKa4TLHA.5460@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > By design, you will only see them in the command line listing. They are
    > both "shortcut" files for the GUI.
    >
    > Cal Who wrote:
    >
    >> I have XP.
    >>
    >> I do not have "Hide extensions..." clicked.
    >>
    >> When I open a folder containing .lnk and .pif files the extensions do not
    >> show.
    >>
    >> Other extensions in the folder do show,
    >>
    >> How come?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
     

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