Windows Settings to "Unhide" File Extensions and Hidden Folders
Posted by Jason Poitras on 09 February 2022 12:11 PM

When you open a brand new Windows computer you may find that the operating system settings are hiding your file extensions and some other useful folders such as the ProgramData folder. This makes it difficult to locate or identify the many files you need to work with in your MicroSurvey product. See the steps below for directions in turning this setting off:

Windows 8 and 10:

Open File Explorer:

Switch to the View Ribbon

Check on:

  • File name extensions
  • Hidden Items

Windows 7:

Open Windows Explorer

Select Tools | Folder Options:

Select View

Check on "View Hidden files, folders and drives"

Check off “Hide extensions for known file types."

Windows XP:

Open "My Computer:

Pick View | Details:

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