View all files/folders in My Computer/Explorer

By default, Windows Windows chooses to hide a good number of files from it’s users. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn the relevant options off!

Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.

  1. Go to the Tools menu, and select Folder Options…
  2. Select the View tab, and locate Hidden Files and Folders, select the sub item Show hidden files and folders by clicking on the check box
  3. Below this option, uncheck the box next to Hide extensions for known file types. This allows you to be able to see, for example, whether a file is a .GIF or a .PNG

Folder Options - View - Show hidden file and folders/Hide extensions for known file types

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