Wish I could remember that #1: How to change file extensions in Windows

file extensionsThis series of posts is to help me and anyone else with those little tasks you forget how to do next time you do them… (Or maybe it’s just memory problems while getting older!)

I often need to change a file extension, e.g., from a txt file to a csv (in order to be able to upload into Moodle, usually).  Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the folder where the file is and in the folder controls go to
    organize > Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Uncheck the box titled “Hide extensions for known file types”.

And that’s it – the extensions are revealed and you can change one (with caution of course).

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