06-11-2008, 09:00 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Henley Beach, South Australia
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 and Windows 10
A far simpler and effective way to achieve what you are after is to try this...
Open My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View.
Once in this pane, scroll down to Hidden files and folders > click the button Show hidden files and folders.
Immediately under this listing, Untick Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected Operating System files (recommended) > Apply > OK.
Warning! Unnecessarily altering/deleting these files can have serious consequences with the rebooting of the Operating System. Do so at your own risk.
Post back with the results.
If it works, Don't fix it!
Especially if Microsoft made it!