Allow showing of file name extensions in OneDrive
I have folders with the same image in png, gif, jpg, and eps. They actually are not the same size/etc and are used for different things but they are the same and thus have similar names: (dog.jpg, dog.gif, dog.png, etc)
It is very difficult in the OneDrive web interface to deal with these files as you need to show the properties side-bar, click on one and only one file, and then look in the properties to see what type of file it really is.
This is both wasteful and very counter-intuitive.
A way to enable showing of the full file name (that is, including the extension) just like Windows folders have would be much appreciated.
We agree. Take a look today and tell us what you think!
I LOVE the "BOOM BOOM ITS DONE" enthusiasm but for me it's still not there and there doesn't seem to be any simple, intuitive way to make it happen.
Galin McMahon commented
I don't see that this is done. Instead of 'take a look', maybe mention how to enable this. The settings menu is pretty thin. I'm having a similar problem as the OP. I shoot in raw and jpg. Generally the 2 files are side-by-side but sometimes they're off if I delete some jpgs. Since raw files don't have a preview (yes, this is 2018), I need to see the jpg file name to match them up. Still not showing up(?)
BTW: There would probably be a lot more interaction with customers if the login process on this page worked. There is a space to enter the password but it can't be clicked into. The password reset link works but there's still no place to enter the password. I am probably just typing this to myself. Come on microsoft, you can do it. Dropbox is much newer and they have this all figured out. Just sayin.
How do you do it?
Make the extension visible also in the Android app !!!!!
You can not vote, You are out of votes. Stupid !
Filename extensions must be shown !
It makes working really hard, when you dont know which of the files is the one you need.
M$ stinks !
Thanks, Douglas Pearce, for letting us know that viewing filename extensions is enabled. Could you go one step further and tell us how to turn on that feature?
Is there something special I need to do in order to see the extensions, like a Update?
I completely agree. Please show full file name on desktop version and in iOS app version. This should be basic functionality. So frustrating and makes an otherwise good tool very hard to use. This makes me want to switch back to Google drive!
Take a look at what? I see no way to see file extensions, where is it hidden? Maybe this does not apply to Group files?
Michael Sinz commented
Thank you - big improvement!
Sam Jost commented
Yeah, finally I can recognize my files!!
Brilliant! Thanks for listening.
Great, I very pleased to see the positive support from Microsoft from user feedback.
Thank you for enabling that for the web interface.
When will the Android OneDrive app display filename extensions?
:-) Now make it the default setting for Windows!
Ben Cull commented
Wow... I think this might be the first time I've voted on feedback (anywhere!) and actually saw it make it into production. Thank you, it appears to be working well, including renaming :)
Rich Benson commented
Does anyone from Microsoft read this forum?? I can't believe the stupidity of not having at least an option to show extensions. Must be the same programmer who thought "hide extensions for known file types" in Windows Explorer made any sense :)