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How to show link file extension (lnk) in Explorer RRS feed

  • Question

  • My folders normally shows the file name extension. 

    But I have a folder full of window links and DOS links.

    I'm sure that is not the correct termioligy but it is the best I can do.

    I think I'm talking about .lnk and maybe .pif files.

    Anyway, the extension do not show in the folder listings.

    Can I make them show?

     

    Thanks

     

    • Moved by Aland Li Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:24 AM Incorrect forum (From:Windows Forms General)
    Friday, September 3, 2010 9:45 PM

Answers

  • Hello calgeo,

    This forum is only for Windows Forms programming questions, please read:

    This forum IS NOT for Windows troubleshooting questions

     

    As for the problem those files might not have an extension at all. If you know basic dos commands (cd to change folder, dir to display the list of files and subdirectories), try opening command prompt (Start --> Run --> cmd) navigate to the folder and see verify if the files have extension.

    Best regards,
    Vladimir

    • Marked as answer by Aland Li Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:23 AM
    Friday, September 3, 2010 9:55 PM

All replies

  • Hello calgeo,

    This forum is only for Windows Forms programming questions, please read:

    This forum IS NOT for Windows troubleshooting questions

     

    As for the problem those files might not have an extension at all. If you know basic dos commands (cd to change folder, dir to display the list of files and subdirectories), try opening command prompt (Start --> Run --> cmd) navigate to the folder and see verify if the files have extension.

    Best regards,
    Vladimir

    • Marked as answer by Aland Li Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:23 AM
    Friday, September 3, 2010 9:55 PM
  • Sorry, I looked for a forum but I guess I did not look carefully enough.

    BTW, your answer did help.  I found that the extensions are there which is what I really needed to know.

     

    Thanks

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:49 PM