why are my hidden files showing?

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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More about hidden files showing
  1. Did you also click "Apply to all Folders"?
  2. ... and just two lines below "Show hidden files", did you put the tick back in "Hide protected system files and folders (Recommended)?
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