Why did they do that?

Something that I thought about today when I was talking to someone on the Friends in Tech forums. Their question was about being unable to see the Temporary Internet Files folder even after showing hidden folders. I’ve found that when I installed IE7, that, and the history folder are “protected operating system file and folders”, and are hidden by default about three options down from the option to show hidden folders. As the discussion over there shows though, why did MS bother to do that, and then make those folders available to be browsed through the browser? If they’re viewable that way, why bother making them hidden when using Windows Explorer? I just don’t get it.

Tags: InternetExplorer7, ProtectedOperatingSystemFolder
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