In W2K, Explorer, under Tools>Folder Options>View> I have checked the radio box for Do not show hidden files and folders. As expected, if I open Explorer, those files and folders are, indeed, hidden. However, I notice that if I check my webmail and want to save something to my hard drive, those hidden files and folders are exposed, i.e., they appear in the SAVE dialogue box as locations into which I can save files. I want them ALWAYS hidden except when I have a specific reason to manually change the setting and, thereby, expose and access them. Can anyone tell me how to do that?