by Kendall Callas
By optimizing the settings for Windows, these changes will improve any screen listing files in the programs that run under Windows, including WordPerfect (version 7 and later) such as Save As, Save File, Play Macro, Record Macro, Edit Macro as well as Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, WordPad, and all Windows programs.
Set Windows to show filename extensions this way:
1. Right click on the Start button (at the left edge of the Taskbar) if that doesn't pop up a menu beginning with Open and Explore, left click the Start button, then right click it again.
2. Left click to select Explore from the menu.
3. Once Windows Explorer loads,
In Windows 95, select View from the menu, then Options (at bottom).
In Windows 2000, select Tools from the menu, then Folder Options (at bottom), and click the View tab.
4. At the View screen, click to deselect "Hide MS-DOS file extensions...". (In Windows 2000, it's Hide file extensions for known file types.)
5. Click OK and you're done.
Set Windows to show the full path in the title bar by following steps 1 through 3 above, then:
4. At the View screen, click to select "Display the full MS-DOS path in the title bar".
5. Click OK and voila!
Now you'll see X:\Clients\Smith\Discovery instead of just Discovery at the top of your file lists.
I recommend that you set Windows to show these extra bits of information (hey, it's free!) which will improve file listings in all your Windows programs.
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