I am using Windows 7 64bit and Notepad++ 6.2, and when I use the Open dialog and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ it only shows 2 directories, and 3 files. When I use Windows Explorer I see 3 directories and 299 files. The directory that is missing is the etc directory that has the host file. I can manually type etc in the path and the open dialog will move into it. I am just wondering why it does not see it in the open dialog.
Also I did run Notepad++ as administrator.
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