To configure the search to include all file types, follow the
- Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on
your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit"
and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
(see picture 1).
- Double-click the value
"FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions" and set the data
value to "1".
- The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot
To cause Windows XP to search for hidden and system
- Click Start -> Search -> All files and
folders -> More advanced options.
- Check the Search system folders and the Search hidden files and
NOTE: These setting will be remembered.
NOTE: You must uncheck Hide protected operating system files
in Folder Options -> View.