Windows Explorer, GPO, 'hide extensions with known file types'



Can this be done? It confuses our users that the file types are hidden.
Can I set a GPO to uncheck this box for all our domain users?


Tim Springston \(MSFT\)

There is no setting in the default templates to do this. The VB script
below will do this however, if you'd lke to distrbute this via script:

strComputer = "."
Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer &
strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced"
objReg.CreateKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath
ValueName = "HideFileExt"
dwValue = 1
objReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, dwValue

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