At my company we work with a lot PDF files. We rename them often; hundreds of pdf files a week and almost all of them have to be renamed.
I have always configured windows to show file extensions. However with Windows XP, pressing F2 to rename a file requires you to account for the extension. You either have to retype the extension when you are retyping the filename or re-select the portion of the files name without the .extension. With the amount of files we rename, you can see how this wastes a lot of time
I'm considering hiding file extensions, are there any negative consequences?
I know the obvious reasons like funnypic.jpg.exe would only show up as funnypic.jpg. But if a user is going to click on that file they're going to do it no matter what the extension is.