What is the simplest way of changing a file extension (without messing around with folder view options)?
Oftentimes I have to quickly change the extension of a single file on a Windows PC. I don't like to turn on the option to show file extensions, change the extension, and then turn the option back off. If I forget to turn off the option, the client will not understand how his computer works; this method also involves a lot of clicking. What is the fastest way to change a file extension?
For completness, here the fastest way I have figured out until now:
- Right click in the folder while holding down the Shift key.
- Select Open command window here from the menu.
dirto list the currrent file name with its extension.
rename [filename].[oldExtension] [filename].[newExtension].