Windows 10: Program Files (x86) Question, Please ?

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Mar 2016 #11

    whs said: View Post
    It is a good practice to keep all folders unhidden. That is always one of the first settings I make. This hidden folder business is not useful in my book.
    Agreed. Show hidden, hide system files...
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       16 Mar 2016 #12

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Agreed. Show hidden, hide system files...
    Don't forget to uncheck the "Hide extensions" setting too.

    I can't believe that it is still the default setting in W10.
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  3.    16 Mar 2016 #13

    Good point.
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  4.    16 Mar 2016 #14

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Don't forget to uncheck the "Hide extensions" setting too.

    I can't believe that it is still the default setting in W10.
    Me, either. Changing those Folder options is one of the first things I do on any comp I see.

    Since security is a BIG THING, why on earth do they hide the extensions by default???
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Mar 2016 #15

    linw said: View Post
    Me, either. Changing those Folder options is one of the first things I do on any comp I see.

    Since security is a BIG THING, why on earth do they hide the extensions by default???
    They want everybody to get used to the words. Text Document instead of txt. Looks prettier on a tablet or phone. Playing to the masses.
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  6.    16 Mar 2016 #16

    Yeah, everything is dumbed down so that any brainless individual can play. It's called extending your customer base.
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       17 Mar 2016 #17

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    They want everybody to get used to the words. Text Document instead of txt. Looks prettier on a tablet or phone. Playing to the masses.
    That setting caused havoc back in the era of XP.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       18 Mar 2016 #18

    You can also control some of those settings directly from File Explorer:

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