To allow yourself to view all file types, open
- Windows 7 Explorer:
- View tab or Organize:
- Folder and search options:
- View tab:
- Scroll down to the Hidden Files and Folders section
- Select: "Show hidden files and folders"
- Uncheck: "Hide file extensions for known file types"
- Uncheck: " Hide protected operating system files"
- Ok the Prompt, click Apply, Ok