File name extension for Screenshots Dilemma on Mac


Every time I rename my screenshots on my MAC, the file name extension gets removed.
Previously I didn’t have an issue. I would just spacebar to rename and type it and the extension would automatically get saved. How do I rectify this problem?

Please help. Thank you

You can hide your filename extensions - which leaves renaming error free.

If you have the extension showing in the filename it will be removed when you type in a new name, unless you type the extension as <filename.jpg> for example.

Step 1: Open a new Finder window on your Mac.

Step 2: In the Menu bar, go to Finder > Preferences.

Step 3: Click on the Advanced tab.

show hide filename extensions mac yosemite

Step 4: Select the box that says “Show all filename extensions”. If you want to hide file extensions, just uncheck the box.

It’s as simple and quick as that. If like me you like to show filename extensions, then follow these easy steps.

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OMG that was so simple. I was searching like mad what to do. Thanks a bunch!

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