How do you get Snagit to save files with extensions?

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Getting really annoyed with having to type the extension in manually every time you save a screen capture in the editor.

Is there a way to automatically add the file extension? as by default it just saves the file name, problem is that we need to copy these files to windows and that does not know what they are...

James
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

This is actually a system setting, the file extensions are there but they're hidden by default. If you open Finder's preferences and check "Show all filename extensions" then they will appear in Snagit's save dialog.

 
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Hi Luke,

Yep already got  that selected , its not this that is not showing the file names but just in Snagit Editor, when you go File > Save As you can go with the date format that snagit defaults to or you can type in a name for the screen capture but if you don't add the file extension it will save the file without a file extension, even if you have selected jpg or png, therefor you have to manually type in the file extension each time which is very annoying.

James
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Are you sure you have the "Show all filename extensions" enabled? When that is on, I'm not able to create a file without an extension no matter what I try.
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I tried to capture the next screen but Snagit keeps failing to capture it and I have to force quit
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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which screen are you trying to capture that's failing? Also what version of Snagit and macOS are you running?
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Just a WAG but are you using any other software than can reach into the finder to affect file extension names?  A few I can think of:  Pathfinder, Default Folder, Onyx, etc.
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I do have Pathfinder installed, but its not open, let me remove it to see if this helps?
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No. Don’t remove it. Dig into Pathfinder settings and see what you have set regarding extensions. For this issue, whether the app is running is immaterial because it is an instance where the app was utilized to change an OS setting.
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