By the way, Id do some fiddling with it and found that I can unhide the extension of the filenames. The problem is that they are all still considered a "Paint Shop Pro" type or a "Winamp Media File" type. This makes it very difficult to sort files by their type.
Open Paint Shop Pro. Go to File, Preferences, File Format Associations, and simply uncheck any files you do not want to be permenantly associated with PSP. Don't worry, you will still be able to open them with PSP. They just won't do it by default.
Oh and by the way .psp is a file type native to Paint Shop Pro.
That wasn't exactly what I wanted. I still want the files to be associated with PSP, but I don't want Windows Exlorer calling them a PSP file type, and then using that to sort by.
Imagine you have 50tiffs and 50jpgs each sharing the same file names, becuase one is simply a different version of the other.
Now you want to take all the jpgs and upload them to a webpage. The logical thing to do is sort by file type. But guess what? Windows gives all photographic images the "Paint Shop Pro" type, even though some are jpgs, some are tiffs, some could also be psp's, and some could be gifs.
I know that one can sort by size in the scenario listed above, because all the tiffs are much larger than the jpegs. I could also sort by date becuase the jpgs were all made at once off of the tiffs, thus the tiffs were created at an earlier date. But it's just not logical!
What happens when I start mixing tiffs and PSPs, which have similar file sizes, and they were created on mixed dates? What do I do then? I can't possibly ctrl+ click all the lesser common files out if I have over 50 of each, it would be far too time consuming.
Why on earth doesn't Windows call a jpeg a jpeg, a tiff a tiff, an avi an avi, and an mpeg an mpeg? It shouldn't be this freaking difficult!