".app" at the end of all applications in Finder

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by withnail, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. withnail macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Just upgraded to a C2D MBP, and against my better judgement, I used the Setup Assistant to import my files and apps from my TiBook. One of the oddities I was experiencing on my old machine seemed to follow me. I had been having ".app" show up at the end of any application file in Finder, and the new machine is experiencing this same thing. As an example, it shows "Mail.app", "Safari.app", etc.

    Anyone know what I can do to fix this?
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Right click on an app in the finder and then see if "Hide Extension" is ticked off.
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Finder->Preferences, advanced tab. See if "Show all file extensions" is checked.
  4. withnail thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Nope, it's checked for all of them...

    Any other ideas?

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  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N


    uncheck "Show all file extensions"

    Hope that helps.
  6. withnail thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    ...nevermind, I found it:

    Finder > Preferences... > Advanced > Show all file extensions

    Now, I still need to figure why the view settings aren't persistent. It keeps reverting to Icon view instead of Column...

    gr8tfly: Ya just beat me to it! Thanks though!
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Mine routinely does this. Even with the "always open in column view" option checked in Finder preferences, I still find it occasionally opening in icon view. Finder is a bit buggy in that respect...I sometimes find that opening a Finder window, switching to column view if it's not there already, and then closing it a few times in succession will temporarily "convince" Finder to respect my preference.

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