View all hidden file types and file name extensions

  1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, open the folder containing files you want to view.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
  3. To view all hidden file types, click the Show hidden files and folders option.
  4. To see all file name extensions, clear the Hide file extensions for known file types check box.
  5. Click the Apply button.
Applies to:
Access 2007, Excel 2007, InfoPath 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Project 2007, Publisher 2007, Visio 2007, Word 2007, Access 2003, Excel 2003, InfoPath 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Project 2003, Publisher 2003, Visio 2003, Word 2003