Ive been using shareware called Total Commander (formerly Windows Commander) as a file manager for several years now and this thread highlights one of the reasons why. In the options menu of TC you can set it to display hidden files....one tic and all is revealed. Take into consideration all the other features (FTP client, compression/decompression, etc.) and suddenly you find yourself never wanting (or needing) to open windows explorer again. If you want to see for yourselves, head over to www.ghisler.com and give it a spin around the HD.