Show File Types and Hidden Files
I’m pretty sure author Ed Bott doesn’t read Bits from Bill yet on the same day I wrote about File Types, Ed blogged about a script he created to automatically turn on hidden files and display file type extensions.
In his Blog Ed says…
More than two years ago, I published a simple script that allows you to toggle the Explorer attribute that shows and hides System and Hidden files.
…The script also assumes that you probably want the option to edit file name extensions, so it changes settings to make file name extensions visible as well for common data file formats.
Ed’s script is an easy way to make changes I recommend without having to find the options under Folder Options. Best yet, Ed has recently modified his script to work under Vista.
To test out Ed’s script and learn more Click Here
One caveat; Ed’s script is written in Visual Basic script.(VBS). As I discussed earlier, some security programs may have automatically re-associated the .VBS type for your protection. Instead of the script running, it may be displayed in Notepad.
If you just want to see what the script looks like in its text form, Click Here