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How to Display Filename Extension on Mac

Some of the Mac owners wonder where the file extensions are in their Mac system. Well, it is a question which they ask about their extension. Well, filename extensions could be in the format of .jpg, .txt, .pdf, etc. which are disabled and hidden by default. The filename is like a suffix indicating the format of a file but if it is disabled then determining the file in the absence of the filename becomes difficult.

The developer company offers the opportunity to change the settings and allows the users to show the hidden filename extension. There are certain steps which you need to follow while trying to display the filename extension. Don’t worry and follow the steps mentioned in methods below through which you can display the hidden extension on your Mac.

Here’s How to Display the Filename Extension on Mac

Displaying Filename Extension all at Once

  1. Open the Finder in your Mac and select Preferences.
  2. Click on the Advanced option and tick the Show all filename extensions.
  3. Now, the filename extension will be displayed immediately.
  4. In some devices the process could be slow, so wait for a while and let the filename reveal.

You can also reveal the individual Filename Extension on your Mac

  1. Individually go to the files having the extension you want to view on your Mac.
  2. Now, select the file and right-click on it. A menu will open.
  3. Go to the Get Info You can use Command + I key combination as well.
  4. Now, find the Name & Extension
  5. Now, click the Triangle just right next to it.
  6. It will expand the section.
  7. Now, select the Hide Extension to see view file extension.
  8. It will reveal the filename extension. You have revealed the hidden filename extension of an individual file.
  9. With the same steps, you can reveal the extensions of other files as well. If you want to hide it, then click again on the Hide Extension box.

Working with Mac may sometimes look complicated due to the problems occurring in it, but revealing the filename extension is not very difficult. These are very straightforward methods to show the hidden filename extensions, and now you will not be confused with the file and its format.

Aida Martin is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.


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