when I go to save a file only the same files types are visible in any folder?

How do I see all the files in a folder all of the time? I'm not talking about hidden files, but MIcrosoft hides every file type that doesn't match the file type that you are saving. 

Hi Bee. I'm Greg, an installation specialist, 10 year Windows MVP, and Volunteer Guardian Moderator here to help you.

That hiding behavior of all other types of files should only be when you are browsing from an app to try to open files of the type the app uses. I know of no other instance where it will hide files of other types when you open Explorer.

Can you tell me what is opening the File Explorer window where you only see files of the same type, perhaps include screenshot so we can see what you're talking about? Here's how to take a screenshot and then attach it in reply box using Attach Image button: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/o...

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. If you will wait to rate my post, I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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When I am saving a file out of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Word it will only display the files in that folder that are of that file type? So if I go to save it as a jpeg I only see the jpegs within the folder and if I then change to save it as a PSD it only displays the items in the folder that are also saved as a PSD?  

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Hi Greg, 

Is thier a global setting I can use to allow me to see all the files when I am saving. 

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The commom dialogs have a file type selector that filters the contents of the dialog. You can select *.* and see all files in a dialog.

Keith

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When I go to save a Word document in Office 365 I see all files in the folder in Explorer where I'm choosing to save it. This is the behavior that should happen unless you're in a program where you are loading a specific file type and that program/app limits the choices to the file type it accepts.

So it seems your File Explorer is having a problem.

1) When did you first notice this problem began? See if you can System Restore to a point before the problem began following this guide: http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/how-t...

You can System Restore from Repair Mode if it will not work in Windows, following one of these paths: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-advanc...

2) Right click Start button to open Task Manager, show More Details, then choose Processes tab, scroll down to Windows Processes, then further down to Windows Explorer. Right click to Restart Explorer, then Restart PC.

3) Go over this checklist to make sure the install is set up correctly, optimized for best performance, and any needed repairs get done: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

Start with Step 4 to turn off Startup freeloaders which can conflict and cause issues, then Step 7 to check for infection the most thorough way, then step 10 to check for damaged System Files, and also Step 16 to test a new Local Admin account. Then continue with the other steps to go over your install most thoroughly.

4) If nothing else helps you can run a Repair Install by installing the Media Creation Tool and choosing from it to Upgrade Now. This reinstalls Windows in about an hour while saving your files, apps and most settings, solves many problems while also bringing it up to the latest version 1903 which you need anyway and by the most stable method. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/m....

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. If you will wait to rate my post, I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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