Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. Released worldwide to the general public in 2007, Windows Vista contains hundreds of new features; some of the most significant include an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and completely redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems.

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Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer-to-peer technology, making it easier to share files and digital media between computers and devices. This area of the web-site is specific to Windows Vista tips.

Show or unhide file extensions
Enable the Display of File Extensions in Vista:

1. Open a folder or open explorer
2. Click the Layout button (to the left of the Views button) as shown in the picture below

3. Click Folder Options
4. Click the View tab
5. Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
6. Click OK

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