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    Hiding *.xmp files in Windows Explorer

    Hi all,

    Sorry if this has been covered but i could not find it on Dr Google or Ausp.

    Anyone know of an easy way to get windows to hide *.xmp files?

    Each of my *.crw files has an associated *.xmp which clutters up explorer. I figure if I can make Windows treat the *.xmp as a system file it will hide it for me, but couldn't find out how to do this for a file type (doing it for a single file is easy).

    Thanks.

    Cadnium

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    attrib is the command line tool - but this sounds like a bad idea
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    Better to use a proper image viewer. My favourite is PMView - http://pmview.com - but there are many others.
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    I agree, use a dedicated image viewer instead, that would be a better option I think. Alternatively, instead of trying to hide those files you could simply sort the folder based on file type and have all your .CRW files listed first.
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes Kym, perhaps not a good idea... it is just a bit annoying at times.

    I keep all my RAW's on one HD and once finished copy the JPEG to another. I usually browse via Lightroom which filters out the XMP files. I learnt my lesson recently by not saving the XMP files; I was using the lightroom database and moved the folder and then bam lost all my develop profiles. Not my brightest moment.

    I will try PMView and see how it goes. Thanks!

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