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Show the extension for the Internet Shortcut (.URL) files.

This setting enables you to show the “.URL” files extension. If you have a file for example “Work”, you can show the extension that it looks like “Work.url”.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Windows has a default feature to hide the extension of Internet Shortcut (.URL) files. With this setting you can revert the action by showing the extension of the file. If you have a file for example “Work”, you can show the extension that it looks like “Work.url”.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, delete the String value “NeverShowExt” under “InternetShortcut” key. This shows the extension for the file.

However, to hide the extension of “.URL” files back, create the String value “NeverShowExt” and leave the data blank.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Show URL file extension.reg

The '.reg' file will show 'URL' file extension.

Hide URL file extension (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will hide 'URL' file extension.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

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File extension of all the files on desktop are visible excluding ".url" file

First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Finally, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut] key, right-click on the 'NeverShowExt' value and click on 'Delete'.

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Category : Display > Files & Folders

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Category : Display > Files & Folders

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