Display lnk files extension in PC

Article ID: 14376525

Issue / Question

By default, lnk file extension is hidden from PC's user in Win 7 or Win 10

Applicable To

PC with Win 7 or Win 10

Resolution / Answer

 

Please Ensure that before any Registry changes are performed you have backed-up your Registry.

Steps:

  1. Create a registry file with below content:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
"NeverShowExt"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut]
"NeverShowExt"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]
"NeverShowExt"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SHCmdFile]
"NeverShowExt"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ShellScrap] 
"NeverShowExt"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DocShortcut]
"NeverShowExt"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xnkfile]
"NeverShowExt"=-
  1. Run the registry file from your PC screen and reboot your PC.
  2. After reboot, lnk extension is available for you to modify.

+ Applicable Products

  • MC2100 Mobile Computer
  • MC3100 Mobile Computer
  • MC3200 Mobile Computer
  • MC55 Mobile Computer Series
  • MC55E0 Clean Boot Package
  • MC67NA Base Model Mobile Computer
  • MC9200 Mobile Computer
  • Omnii XT15
  • Workabout Pro 4 Mobile Computer