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To view hidden files in Windows XP: -Open up My Computer -Click the Tools menu -Click Folder Options -Click the View tab -Under "Hidden Files and Folders" choose "Show Hidden Files and Folders" If you need to do this in any other version of Windows and it's different from XP, let me know and I'll get that info to ASAP!

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