On the Mac, a lot of programs hide the .zzz extension by default. Is there a way to turn this behaviour off so that extensions are never hidden by default?

I know I don't actually need it, I just prefer it to be there.

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With Finder active, hit Cmd+, to go to preferences. In the advanced section, you will find the option to show file extensions.

  • great! it works
    – Joey
    Dec 14, 2016 at 5:35

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