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#1 Chachazz

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

Win XP/Vista/Win 7

One of the first post-install tweaks or 'new' system tweeks, with security in mind, is to change settings to show file extensions.

This is considered a "legacy" flaw that Microsoft has chosen to ignore for at least a decade.

Open a folder in Windows Explorer, select Folder Options from the Tools menu, and then choose the View tab.
Uncheck the box (see arrow)

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