Tweak of the week
Tweak #3 - august 15, 2001
With the advent of viruses like SirCam, many users are frustrated that the file extensions .pif and .lnk are never shown in explorer.
These virusses exploit this to make people believe that an executable is something very different.
This tweak makes explorer show these extensions.
Note, however, that shortcuts in your start menu and in shortcut bars will also show this extension.
Look for the following keys in your computer's registry:
These keys contain the string (REG_SZ) value:
Delete this value.
Depending on your system, it's possible that you will need to log off or reboot before the change takes effect.
Reg file for .pif files only:
Reg file for .lnk files only:
Reg file to hide the extensions again: