How to Show File Extensions for Xcode Files

By default on Xcode 15 the extensions of the files are hidden, It can be sometimes confusing if you are unaware of them by looking at it as a developer.

If you want them to be visible, you can do that by following the below steps.

  1. Open Xcode.
  2. Go to Menu: Xcode -> Settings...
  3. Now under the General tab you will see File Extension:
  4. From this dropdown select Show All instead of Hide All
  5. You can also choose from Show Listed to display extensions only for specific files such as - c, cc, cpp, h, hpp, m, mm, gif, icns, jpeg, jpg, png, tiff, swift
  6. Close Settings window.
Xcode - File Extenstions - Show All

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on Xcode 15 and M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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