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, Office 2010, Outlook 2007, Excel 2007, Project Standard 2007, Project 2007, Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Visio Standard 2007, Visio 2007, Publisher 2007

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