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How to show the Internet shortcut file extension?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Fractalogic, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Fractalogic

    Fractalogic Thread Starter

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    Hi there!

    Is it by any chance possible to show the Internet shortcut file extension in Windows Vista?

    This was possible on Windows XP. There is a short how-to on this on the Uniblue RegistryBooster, Liutilities website. It basically tells you to delete the NeverShowExt value in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut key.

    But this doesn't seem to have any affect on Windows Vista. In fact I could not locate this key in Vista, but there is a value called NeverShowExt, located in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Application.Reference key. But deleting that one didn't help.

    So what do I do now? Is there no way to show the file extension of Internet shortcut files in Windows Explorer?...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Must be, since I have them visible.

    You need to delete both "NeverShowExtension" entries in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes (which is really a hardlink and not a real part of the registry), and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes, if they exist.
     
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