I have an app that is writing a log file to its "Program Files" directory, like this:
This is not my application, I have no control over how it runs or where it puts the log file.
Windows 7 file explorer does not show this file at all, even though I have selected "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" and deselected "Hide protected operating system files".
The file explorer does show the file if I navigate to:
Apparently there's some mapping going on from "Program Files" to this VirtualStore directory.
The app's log file viewer can see the file in its "Open File" dialog in "C:\Program Files\SomeApp\", but it has a lock icon for the file.
How can I get Windows 7 File Explorer to let me see that file in "C:\Program Files\SomeApp\"?