Display the actual type, rather than the description of the type

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Doug, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Doug

    Doug Guest

    Is it possible, in Windows Explorer Search, to display the actual type,
    rather than the description of the type? eg .mp3 rather than "MPEG
    Doug, Oct 10, 2007
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    Taibear ios Guest

    Yes it is possible

    Control panel> press the CLASSIC VIEW link on the LEFT> Folder options >
    view> DEselect the one that says "HIDE extension for know file types"
    Taibear ios, Oct 11, 2007
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    Doug Guest

    I'm sorry but you have misunderstood the question. I already have that
    unticked. When I display a folder and sort by file type, the file type is
    not the actual extension, eg ".doc", but Microsoft's description, eg
    "Microsoft Word Document".

    I want to display ".doc". That way I can sort alphabetically by type not by
    the description of the type.
    Doug, Oct 11, 2007
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    mikk Guest

    Classic view???? No, it's easier this:
    Open Windows Explorer -> Organize -> Folder options -> deselect " hide
    extension for know file types"
    mikk, Oct 11, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    If you sort on "Type", it still groups the files the way you want, except it
    doesn't show .doc
    The extension is shown as in the Name field, unless you have the extensions
    still hidden.

    To show the file extensions, click on Organize - Folder and Search Options
    - View -
    uncheck [ ] Hide extensions for known file types
    Dave, Oct 11, 2007
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