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why are my hidden files showing?

Last response: in Windows XP
May 21, 2013 12:25:49 PM

when i go to start - programs - and a pick a program file it shows all the files, .exe.manifest, .dll, .mmc and others. I have tried application proprites chicking Hidden, that works but to do this to every program!

I have also went in to my computer - tools - folder options - view & clicked do no show hidden fildes and folders and also clicked hide extensions for known file types.

they still show can someone help?

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May 21, 2013 2:34:36 PM

Did you also click "Apply to all Folders"?
May 21, 2013 11:24:05 PM

... and just two lines below "Show hidden files", did you put the tick back in "Hide protected system files and folders (Recommended)?