File Extensions (Windows)

This guide is currently outdated (and has been for some time) as I am extremely busy with classes these days. It will be updated as soon as I am able, but until then see NH Switch Guide for more up-to-date information.

This is an add-on section for disabling Windows’s default behavior of hiding file extensions.

This will make it easier for you to find the referenced files in the rest of this guide.


Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8

  1. Launch File Explorer by opening any directory, such as your SD card directory
  2. Click the “View” option on the ribbon menu
  3. Check the box labeled “File name extensions”

Windows 7

  1. Open the start menu by clicking on it or using the Windows key
  2. Search for “Folder Options” and select the corresponding result

  3. Click the “View” option at the top of the Folder Options menu
  4. Uncheck the box labeled “Hide extensions for known file types”

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