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How can I make file extensions visible in Windows Explorer?

For the installation of Adlib, for manually creating shortcuts on the desktop, and other application management activities it is convenient if you can see the extensions of files in Windows Explorer. A file extension indicates the type of a file. An executable file for example, has the .exe extension, a Word document the .doc or .docx extension and an Adlib application structure file the .pbk extension. In modern Windows versions that extension won't be displayed by default though, as can be seen in the image below.

However, you can simply change this by displaying those extensions from now on. First open the Windows Explorer, for instance through the Windows Start menu > Accessories > Windows Explorer. In the Tools menu of Windows Explorer then choose Folder options and open the View tab.

Subsequently remove the check in front of the Hide extensions for known file types and click OK. In Windows Explorer all extensions should now become visible.