Hide extensions for known file types

How to Show File Extensions in Windows 7

The files that you have on your computer all have a different file type. Use these steps to show file extensions in Windows 7. Open Windows Explorer. Click Organize. Click Folder and search options. Select the View tab. Remove the check mark next to Hide Extensions For Known File Types. Click Apply, then OK. Our … Read more

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How to Switch to Portrait Orientation in Windows 7

In a traditional setup your monitor is displayed in the landscape orientation, where the bottom and top edges of the screen are longer than the sides. But your situation might dictate that a portrait orientation would be better, so you might be wondering if that’s possible. Fortunately Windows 7 can be modified to display your … Read more

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Where Did My Desktop Icons Go in Windows 7?

Are you accustomed to navigating your computer and its files largely from the desktop? This is a convenient location where you may save your important files, and where you might access your favorite programs via shortcut icons. But it’s possible for these icons to be come hidden, which could make your typical computer using experience … Read more

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How to Change a Printer Name in Windows 7

It’s possible that you have more than one printer¬†installed on or connected to your computer. If you have ever gotten a new computer, or used your computer in a different place, then you may have had reason to print to a different computer. Windows will not delete that printer when it is no longer visible … Read more

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How to Restore Items from the Windows 7 Recycle Bin

Many of the files that you delete in Windows 7 aren’t actually removed from your computer. Some files are deleted permanently, such as very large files, but Windows will alert you that it needs to permanently delete files in those situations. Deleted files¬†are sent to a location called the Recycle Bin. This behavior serves as … Read more

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How to Start the Print Spooler in Windows 7

While there are a lot of different issues that can come up when you try to print a document from your computer, one that you might often take for granted is the communication between your computer and your printer. Much of this interaction is handled by a service called the Print Spooler. But if you … Read more

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How to Hide File Extensions in Windows 7

File names are very important when you are browsing your computer and looking for something in particular. When you couple this with some shortcuts to rename files, you can create a Windows 7 environment that is very organized. But changing the name of a file can be more difficult, or potentially harmful, when the file … Read more