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  1.    16 Mar 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs 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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  2.    16 Mar 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat 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
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    Good point.
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  4.    16 Mar 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 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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  5.    16 Mar 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw 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
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    Yeah, everything is dumbed down so that any brainless individual can play. It's called extending your customer base.
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  7.    17 Mar 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat 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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  8.    18 Mar 2016 #18
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    You can also control some of those settings directly from File Explorer:

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