Category Archives: Periodic Fable

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

This 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).

Not being a perfectionist

I’ve been pondering recently on the degree to which I’ve changed as I’ve grown older. There are a lot of advantages in being older – when I remember the acute embarrassment I felt constantly as a young woman I can only be glad I’m over it. Have my Myers Briggs

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