Web Fax Services - Show File Extensions

In Windows XP

By default, Windows XP hides file extensions from view.

it is important to know what file extensions mean and how your computer uses them. When faxing via the internet, you will become familiar with file extensions every time you send or receive a fax.

Sometimes you will need to view these extensions in order to change them. This page contains instructions on how to show the file extensions.

Control Panel

  • Click "Start"
    Click the Start button

    Click "Settings"
    Go to Settings

    Click "Control Panel"
    Click on Control Panel

If your Control Panel looks like the image below:
then click on "Switch to Classic View"
Switch to Classic View

Control Panel - Category View

When you are in Classic View, your Control Panel will look like the image below:

Control Panel - Classic View

Folder Options

  • Double click on "Folder Options"
    Open Folder Options
  • Click on the "View" tab

Folder Options

  • Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"
  • Click "Apply"
  • Click "OK"


File extensions should now be displayed, and you can now tell different file types apart without opening them.

Learn more about file extensions.

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