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Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

Q: Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

I want to make a bunch of folder.jpg files so they are no longer hidden. But when I check the file properties, the hidden attribute checkbox is greyed out, so I can't untick it.

Any ideas on how I can change the hidden attribute of these files?

Thanks

Dave

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A: Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

Hello Dave,

You might see if you may be able to do so using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below with the command prompt.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Due to some virus my some files got hidden with System Files properties.
After I select option "Show Hidden Files and Folders" my files are shown only if I uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in Folder Option.

So how can I change properties of My Files to cancel Hidden option???

how to make my files attributes normal from System files??
 

A:Change System File Hidden attribute to Normal File attribute

Click Start->Run
type cmd

attrib -S C:\1.txt

attrib is keyword to set attribute
-S if for to remove System Attribute

For more info:
http://www.easydos.com/attrib.html
 

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I'm running XP Pro 32-bit SP3. In my music collection (located in My Documents), I typically put an image file for an album labeled folder.jpg so it's displayed on the folder when looking at thumbnails. However, I've noticed something strange that I can't figure out. Some folders I'm positive have a "folder" image are no longer visible within the folder in Windows Explorer. I can put the image's file path in and actually view the image, but I can't see it when looking in the folder. I have "show hidden folders" checked on, but the image still isn't visible.

In the meantime, I had started using XYplorer as an Explorer supplement, and it turns out I can see the image file in the folder using XYplorer (though it's displayed as a hidden file is/not opaque). When I check out the properties for the image, the "Hidden" checkbox is checked, but it's greyed out so I can't unhide it. It's only these "folder.jpg" images I've had trouble with, so it's over my head. I've tried the "attrib -h" command that I've seen around, but it doesn't do anything for me. Any help appreciated!

A:Can't Unhide Certain Files / "Hidden" Checkbox Greyed Out

Hello gescom

If the Properties/Hidden box is greyed out then the file is considered a System file

You should use
attrib -s -h [drive] [path] [filename]
at the command prompt to remove first the system attribute and then the hidden attribute.

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hi all...

actually i'm the amature in this area..i hope this site could help me to solve my prob..hmmm..

any body here could help me how to remove cloner.bv which is clone all my word file into application file(.exe) and hidden word file(.doc)...any body know how this can happen???

pls help me

A:(.doc) file cloner and fixed attribute changed into hidden permenently

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I am trying to connect Windows 7 64bit to my SBS 2003 server and I cannot set the domain name in the network ID Box. It is greyed out. I am using the Beta release build 7000.

While debugging, I noticed that the netlogon service is not started, and it will not start when I click on it. Trying to start it generates the following error message in the System Log:

This computer is configured as a member of a workgroup, not as a member of a domain. The Netlogon service does not need to run in this configuration.

I didn't intentionally set it up as a member of a workgroup, how can I disable the workgroup membership so that I can get it to join my office domain?

I also tried to do the http:....Connectcomputer process after creating the client on the server, but I get a message that Client SBS setup does not accept computers with this Microsoft Operating System.

Is there anything that I can do to get this to connect, or is this a problem with my Beta version.

A:Network ID Checkbox Greyed out

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hydrology


I am trying to connect Windows 7 64bit to my SBS 2003 server and I cannot set the domain name in the network ID Box. It is greyed out. I am using the Beta release build 7000.

While debugging, I noticed that the netlogon service is not started, and it will not start when I click on it. Trying to start it generates the following error message in the System Log:

This computer is configured as a member of a workgroup, not as a member of a domain. The Netlogon service does not need to run in this configuration.

I didn't intentionally set it up as a member of a workgroup, how can I disable the workgroup membership so that I can get it to join my office domain?

I also tried to do the http:....Connectcomputer process after creating the client on the server, but I get a message that Client SBS setup does not accept computers with this Microsoft Operating System.

Is there anything that I can do to get this to connect, or is this a problem with my Beta version.



Hello Hydrology, welcome to Windows Seven Forums. Your questions are welcome here.

The Beta of Windows 7 (build 7000) has not been a usable OS for a while now. If you downloaded a copy of the RC (Release Candidate, build 7100) you could install that. Otherwise the Retail Windows Seven will be available for purchase after October 22, or there about.

Cheers!

Robert

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My Windows 7 pro (32 bit) workstation suddenly cann't access domain share folder also other workstation.

I discover that Network ID in System properties is disabled. Netlogon and computer browser service is stopped.

I cann't start the service.

I am domain and local admin

If u have any solution please share with me.

A:Network ID Checkbox Greyed out

local or group policy is where I would start. Due to you being on a domain the number of potential issues sky rockets.

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I have an interesting problem. I have a Toshiba 6502B CD-ROM drive and until recently everything was working correctly and the DMA option in it's property sheet was enabled. A few days ago, I installed a Promise Ultra66 controller card in my system to take advantage of the ATA 66 capability of my hard drive. After I got it working and everything seemed OK until I noticed that the movies in some of my games were stuttering a bit. I checked and the DMA checkbox for the CD had been cleared. I enabled it again, rebooted, and when I checked it was still clear. I think that my new controller card is not allowing me to use the DMA checkbox for my CD-ROM but I can't figure out why, and it shouldn't be happening. Has anyone ever encountered this or have any ideas? I have a PIII 500, 128 megs, ABIT BX6 2.0 motherboard, latest AWARD BIOS and Windows 98 SE shows no hardware conflicts or problems whatsoever. Thanks.
 

A:DMA checkbox in CD-ROM properties not working

Is the CD on the Ultra66 controller or on the motherboard controller? Maybe try moving it.

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Greetings,

I'm a first time poster here as I'm a new user of Win7, so please excuse my ignorance if I am being a moron, but I have a strange problem!!

For the past week or so, ALL of my files on desktop and in every folder have turned translucent. When I checked properties, the hidden attribute has been set. However this includes my special Libraries icons (Pictures, Music etc).

Fair enough, I could simply go and manually unset the hidden property via DOS or Properties on the root C: folder, but this will be time consuming on a 640GB hard drive and it still won't answer why it happened in the first place.

My first step was to perform an Antivirus scan which found nothing, then a malware scan which only picked up an infestation of 31 Relevant Knowledge files/registry entries. It tells me these are all now all removed but my icons are still "hidden".

I have just done a test run to unset H on my C:\users\username folder (which required administrator privaleges to run) and it seems to have done the trick on folder and file icons, but my special Libraries icons are still translucent, and when I right click I don't get the usual properties dialog to unset the hidden attribute.

After days of googling, I can't find anyone with a similar story for an explanation of why this may have happened, if it will happen again, if there are any other underlying issues/threats that are not obvious to me, or if I'm just being a numpty.

In addition to this, around the sa... Read more

A:All files 'hidden' attribute set

Well I have no idea how that came to be but to help you a little bit with the time consuming part:
Open an elevated command prompt, navigate to the top folder you need to change and type

ATTRIB -H [[drive:][path]filename] /S /L /D






Quote:
/S Processes matching files in the current folder
and all subfolders.
/D Processes folders as well.
/L Work on the attributes of the Symbolic Link versus
the target of the Symbolic Link


-DG

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I just recently removed a virus and afterward noticed that all of the Word docs on a pen drive that was involved in the infection where set as hidden. When I went to un-hide them the check box was disabled. At first I thought it was a registry setting that was changed, but the computer that I was viewing this on was not part of the infection and the files on that computer are fine. It's only this way for the Word docs on the pen drive. Any ideas?

I'm running Windows XP Pro, what if any other system info would be helpful?

Thanks
Josh

A:Disabled hidden property checkbox

Take a look at the tool mentioned here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1483381

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I was clicking around in my C drive because I was trying to find a folder that was hidden. I right clicked, click properties, selected the "hidden" folder attribute to the administrator folder, and clicked apply to all folders, subfolders, etc. I realized this was not the right thing because it just hid all the folders inside, so I undid it.

Afterwards, it kicked me off of skype and when I tried to log on again, it said my disk was full when it is obviously not and gave me the "disk i/o error"

In addition, I clicked firefox and it gave me a dialog box that said "Could not initialize the browser security component, etc etc and gave me another warning about my disk being full.

What did I do? Obviously my disk is not full but these two programs think it is full and is giving me error messages. Has this happened to anyone else before?

A:accidentally applied hidden folder attribute, subsequent errors

Restore to previous restore point.

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I am having this problem under only ONE user on this computer out of 4. The desktop option is greyed out and it won't let me choose anything. I tried resetting the THEMES service but that didn't work either. The background is just blue. HELP!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:40:09 AM, on 11/22/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Under Properties "desktop" Is Greyed Out!

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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Hi, I would like to request for troubleshooting tips on a corporate computer ipv4 properties greyed out issue.

Here is the laptop issue.

if the computer is running in normal login mode either by the user or administrator, the ipv4 properties connection for lan is greyed out. It says it needs to install a protocol.

But, if i run it in safemode, the ipv4 properties for Lan connection is ok again.

I had already perform the following steps such as:

Solution 1:
(not working)

Type Cmd in the Start Search text box.
Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Allow elevation.
Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt , and then press the Enter key.
Do the same process for refreshing the TCP/IP just replace the typed command with.
netsh interface ipv4 reset press Enter
netsh interface ipv6 reset press Enter
ipconfig /flushdns press Enter
Restart your Computer.

(solution 2)
Not working as well

I had try to replace the corrupted tcpip.sys file in system32 with a working file “tcpip.sys” file in
c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys

But then it comes out an error which says I doesn't have administrator rights to it eventhough I log in as administrator and I am in safemode. I try to change the sharing/ permission security but then it's all tick and greyed out except the special permission. But I saw that the only user who had allow editing to the windows file is the trusted installer.

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A:Corporate IPv4 properties greyed out.

If this is a problem it sounds like a task for the corporate IT department.
 

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Never had speakers before on this Dell Xp computer.
 
Bought a pair of used speakers with a light green color coded end.
 
Plugged into matching color plugin at rear of comuter. Still no sound.
 
Clicked on sounds and devices in control panel.
 
Properties box came up with everything greyed out and could not adjust anything such as volume bar.
 
Device manager has Audio Codecs and Legacy Audio Drivers listed.
 
I don't know where to start.
 
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 
 

A:No Sound - sounds and devices properties box greyed out

Please open device manager. Are there any yellow or red symbols?
 
Also, in Device Manager what is listed as your sound device?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
Dell Precision T3500 Workstation.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3503 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238373 MB, Free - 205724 MB; G: Total - 120801 MB, Free - 100857 MB; H: Total - 139501 MB, Free - 132582 MB; I: Total - 216634 MB, Free - 190462 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 09KPNV
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Could someone please advise why the Task Scheduler properties are greyed out. Task Scheduler is running on manual, but I can't change anything in the properties , Service/Schedule/Start is set to 3 in registry.
 

A:Solved: Task Scheduler Properties greyed out

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My Recycle Bin functions properly, except:
The Size Slider Bar (in Properties) is Grayed Out – and Unavailable to Change Size of Recycle Bin.

I’m an experienced Windows XP User.
I am using an Administrator Account.
I know exactly how the Recycle Bin should operate.

Recycle Bin Properties:
- All Tabs Function Properly
- All Command Buttons Properly
- All Check Boxes Function Properly
- All Radio Buttons Function Properly
* The Only Object Not Working is the Size Adjustment Slider Bar (remains Grayed Out):

It remains stuck at 1% for both Global (with “Use one setting for all Drives: selected)
And
Remains stuck at 1% for all Tabbed Drives (with “Configure Drives Independently” selected)

Please Help if Able - THANX !!!!!
Joe B!
 

A:Recycle Bin (Properties) Size Slider Bar Greyed Out

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Hello: I have three PC?s in my home office connected by a Network.

On one of the PC?s, I see the Network ID is greyed out on ?system properties?.

I already have followed all the known troubleshoot procedures:
1. Enable Network Discovery
2. Uninstall, reboot and install Microsoft Networks Client
3. Run sfc /scannow

However, the Network ID remains greyed out.

Anybody can bring new lights on these.

Thanks

A:Network ID greyed out on “system properties” Windows 7 Ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dinamicor


Hello: I have three PC?s in my home office connected by a Network.

On one of the PC?s, I see the Network ID is greyed out on ?system properties?.

I already have followed all the known troubleshoot procedures:
1. Enable Network Discovery
2. Uninstall, reboot and install Microsoft Networks Client
3. Run sfc /scannow

However, the Network ID remains greyed out.

Anybody can bring new lights on these.

Thanks


Please run ?Services.msc? and navigate to Workstation service; ensure the service is enabled and started, or restart the service. Then try again.

Try using a domain administrator account (regarding appropriate permissions for network administration).
The local administrator account only has administrative access to local resources on the PC - i.e. does not have administrative privileges on the network
Regarding access and use of a domain administrator account:
I.e. you're a user at your company - so you should contact your companys system administrator regarding company policy.

I.e. if this is BYOD (your own device) it will probably not be joined to the domain.
If its a company workstation (laptop) - he will rejoin it to the domain.

As a rule of thumb - and may be confusing you here, do not expect yourself - even though a superuser with local administrative privileges - to finalize redeployment of windows, apps and data in a company domain. I.e. in a company you... Read more

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Hello,

Am having problems with opening the Properties button to view the configuration dialogue. All I get is the Install or Uninstall buttons. Any idea how I can bring the properties button up too?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties button is greyed out

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hi
on a wwindows 7 machine the local area connection tcp ip v4 properties button is greyed out.
i have logged in as admininstrator .
it is also greyed out if i login with another account ..

i also get the following error





Quote:
There are not protocols installed or enabled. You must install and enable at least one protocol for this connection to work. Do you want to select a protocol now?


for refrence i have attached picture from a working computer. just to illustrate the problem.

please help

A:windows 7 local area connection ipv4 properties greyed out

So have you tried the Install button?

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I recently upgraded a laptop to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 8 Standard.  The sole reason I upgraded to Pro was to be able to join to my companies domain, but when I go to switch from the default workgroup to the domain in System Properties, the entire
domain box is completely grayed out and inaccessible.  I am running the command from a local administrator account on the computer with the appropriate permissions, not from a Live ID.  I can access everything on the network just fine (aside from
the network drives, obviously,) and I can ping to the DNS server and get to the Internet.  There are no connectivity problems.
The upgrade was successful the first attempt, and as far as I know there were no files corrupted in the process. My guess is that there is some configuration file that the upgrade failed to change somewhere, but I'm really not sure what exactly the issue
is.

Thanks.

A:Windows 8 Pro - Domain change option greyed out in System Properties

... but when I go to switch from the default workgroup to the domain in System Properties, the entire domain box is completely grayed out and inaccessible.  I am running the command
from a local administrator account on the computer with the <strike>appropriate permissions</strike>, not from a Live ID. 


Try using a domain administrator account (regarding appropriate permissions for network administration).
The local administrator account only has administrative access to local resources on the PC - i.e. does not have administrative privileges on the network
Regarding access and use of a domain administrator
account:
I.e. you're a user at your company - so you should contact your companys system administrator regarding company policy.


I.e. if this is BYOD (your own device) it will probably not be joined to the domain.
If its a company workstation (laptop) - he will rejoin it to the domain.

As a rule of thumb - and may be confusing you here, do not expect yourself - even though a superuser with local administrative privileges - to finalize redeployment of windows, apps and data in a company domain. I.e. in a company you usually don't control
access to payrolls etc. (you should not have that kind of administrative configuration access - even if a company owner you could mess things up giving "unauthorized" access. Even a domain administrative account is not used as a "user" account - only configuration).
I.e... Read more

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Hello

For some reason lots of my photographs suddenly dissappeared and I have just found them by unchecking the 'hidden files' check box. However, although I can now see them again they appear greyed out and I do not understand why. Can anyone please help me to restore them to normal? I did not hide them in the first place so I cannot understand why this has happened!

Thank you for your help

Regards
Bex

A:Hidden files greyed out

Hi, welcome to the forums!

Select all the files (pay attention to the matching file extension), and go to right-click > Properties
Now uncheck the 'hidden' field at the bottom

Looking forward to the results

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somebody pls help me
i got hit by some virus(trojan i think ) and try to run norton but notron cannot clean some suspect file. it show
- error opening (Access denied)[4] or
- error opening (folder locked)[4]
after running norton i found that 'folder options' from Tools command is diappear
i download and repaire registary as kiwiguy suggest

kiwiguy said:

Go here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Read the heading as to how to apply these Registry "fixes", and then scroll down to number 129 and click on it to download the registry script to correct this problem.Click to expand...

now i can see 'folder options' but cannot find 'show hidden file and folder' checkbox
pls help me, thank in advance!!!!
 

A:checkbox for "show hidden files and folders" disappear from folder option

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A search for how to hide a folder (and subfolders and content) shows 3d party software, or using the hidden attribute in Windows itself. Putting aside 3d party stuff for now what I came upon was this method:
From cmd. Type ?CD C:abcd? (replace ?abcd? with the name of the folder you want to hide.)2. Now type ?attrib file +s +h? and replace ?file? with the name of the actual file name you would like to hide.

I tried this method which seemed ideal to me and nothing happened at all I could still see my folder. I assumed using ?attrib file +s +h" without the quotes but with spaces shown

Here's what's important: what happens to the hidden folder when i delete a visible folder above it in the folder tree? Will the hidden folder be backed up? Will it be scanned by my AV program? Can the files in the folder be recovered in an emergency such as a system crash?

Also: The hidden file attribute can not be used everything must be visible and accessible except for the hidden folder.
And here's something which I would like but which may not be possible. The folder in question (with other folders within it) is huge about 700GB. Assuming that on the drive where this 700GB folder sits are other folders totaling 50GB. In a 1TB drive this means there is now about 250GB free space. Would it be possible, once hidden, for the drive to show it actually has 950GB free space. In other words if the folder is hidden but one sees that there is only 250GB of free space left then this could rai... Read more

A:How2 hide a folder without using the Windows "hidden" attribute and...

Hi,

Just to be clear, the attrib MyFile +s +h command will flag the file MyFile as a Hidden (+h) and System (+s) file.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


what happens to the hidden folder when i delete a visible folder above it in the folder tree?


A hidden folder will be treated like any other ordinary folder and will be deleted similarly. However, attempting to delete a System flagged file/folder will result in Explorer prompting confirmation before deletion of that file/folder.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


Will the hidden folder be backed up?


Usually that is the case. It depends on what backup software you use. I know SyncToy does backup hidden/system files and folders.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


Will it be scanned by my AV program?


Definitely. For obvious reasons.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


Can the files in the folder be recovered in an emergency such as a system crash?


If you can recover ordinary, non-hidden files/folders you sure can recover hidden/system files and folders.
Think of file attributes as indicators that Explorer uses to modify how it shows or treats items.

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Is Windows 7.0 sometimes unable to display a folder that has attribute="hidden"?

A tool associated with Visual Build Pro 8.7 called "Enhanced Zip" seems to be stripping away the "hidden" attribute of an attribute="hidden" folder, after the folder has been added to a zip file.

We are uncertain if "Enhanced Zip" is bugged, and is "un-hiding" folders with attribute="hidden", or if the zipped folder retains attribute="hidden" but Windows 7.0 mistakenly displays it as "Non-Hidden", when you look at the folder's Properties.

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Hi
In Windows 7 (and Vista) - all files displayed show only the file name.
This is particularly noticeable with audio and image files - but I often have identical file names in different formats or sizes.
Is there a way to make the .wav or .mp3 etc suffix visible and more importantly - can I edit it and sort by type?

(At the moment I am reverting to an old laptop running XP where I can edit and sort things easily).

Many thanks,
cat

A:File Manager - file attribute display and changing

Hi catstevecam and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you can display the file extension. In explorer select Organize->Folder and search options. On the view tab uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
If you right click on an empty area in a folder you can chose sort and grouping options. Type is one of these.

You can change the attributes of some file types (Music & Videos) in the properties details tab.

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I have files that I should be able to get into but they have the hidden box checked. How would I go about unchecking that box

A:when you see a hidden file and file is marked hidden how do you get the hidden box unchecked

Windows Explorer - Tools - Folder Options - View - Show Hidden Files, Folders & Drivers

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Win 2K SP4. Whenever I save anything to Floppy or CD it is saved as Read only. This has only started recently when the laptop went back to head office for a short time. I have looked everywhere but can't find a setting/policy for this. Am I missing something? Your help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:File Attribute Problem

Is the file closed when you save it ?
 

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Hello to all and Happy New Year,

I have very strange problem, I have found virus on my USB stick which my Mcafee antivirus succesfully cleaned. However, there were a few files infected, which after they'd been cleaned, became hidden. I'm unbale to change that attribute in file's properties since it is gray. I don't know what to do. I have checked and I as an administartor of machine have rights to read and write atributes.
Is there any other way to change this "hidden" attribute?
I'm using Win XP professional.
 

A:Unable to change file's attribute

I managed to fix this. I found that antivirus somehow set attribute to these files as system files. I noticed that when I tried to remove hidden attribute by attrib command manually in cmd prompt.
So, command
attrib -s -h file_name.doc solve problem.
Only problem is I needed to repeat command 10 times, one for each file. I wonder if only I could do it for all automatically...
 

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Hey all, some weird problems:

I just bought a new Alienware laptop. Benchmarks (like 3DMark 11) were great and consistent with reviews for the machine.

But I had to reinstall the OS (Win 7 Pro x64), and, in doing so, I experienced a noticeable slowdown in the benchmarks. Now, I did the song and dance of drivers, etc. - using the drivers included from Dell on the enclosed DVD, using the drivers from the Dell website themselves, using drivers from the 3rd party manufacturers. Nothing helped- benchmarks were consistently a slower by the same amount than when I got it clean from the factory.

After trying and trying and trying, I found that one program from Alienware - the control center - did seem to make a difference when I installed it. It didn't get me the full amount back, but it did move the needle.

Control center basically includes several programs in it. The main one that's relevant here is the one that manages power profiles. I quickly realized it's just a wrapper around Windows's own power management options.

Anyway, I dug and dug and dug deeper and deeper into power management. Oddly, on balanced mode, I'd get a score of say 6200. But then, on high performance mode, the score would drop to 6100 (this was consistent, after many trials back and forth). So I painstakingly went through every power option to find what the culprit was. Turns out it was Minimum Processor State. Changing that one variable in balanced mode changed the benchmark.

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A:Need help with hidden properties of power management...

Hiyya BB and welcome I don't quite get the gist of what is happening and don't know if this is of any help but worth a try.

Power Plan Settings - Change

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Several months ago I got a new laptop with Win 7 Pro SP1 64bit. I have done numerous backups on this machine but I've noticed that the file attribute 'archive bit' (a) is not being reset as it was on Win XP. (NOTE: backups were full backups not incremental or differential.)

Does Win 7 treat file attribute bits differently than XP?

I also have noticed that 7 displays various attribute bits that were not used in XP; where is there a description of all attribute bits?

A:File Attribute 'Archive' Bits not being reset

Are you on a homegroup by any chance?

I've read some MS answers that flat out say that the archive bit is no longer available in windows 7 (but I think they mean reliably usable rather than not available in the strict sense). To others saying that the homegroup networking is using it for it's own purposes (probably for it's own built in backup) and it interferes with other people/programs using it.

Personally I have not looked into it though.

I believe that the base "dos" attributes are the same as always though: Read Only, Archive, Hidden and System. Of course NTFS itself has (and has always had) a much more extensive access control system in place for all folders and files...

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My families vista system got infected with malware(Antimalware doctor) and (as the computer had already been restarted twice by this point anyway) I elected to attempt to remove the offending files from safe mode. I deleted the registry keys first with relative success but had more trouble hunting down the offending files. In the end I found the filepath in a shortcut but found that the folders in question were hidden. After making the hidden files visible folder by folder for I while I decided to accelerate the process and told it to make all hidden files visible. As this was the case with my own computer, I didn't anticipate any problems but after a 3 min long "attribute change" suddenly all the files in the relevant users account had disappeared, rather than being joined by a few previously hidden folders.(In fact, aside from a previously open window, the account as a whole had disappeared). According to the windows accounts page, the account in question is still there and using a sizable chunk of hard disk space, but I can find no other evidence of it or the files.

My only two theories right now are :
1. Somehow I accidentally made all of the contents of the account be listed as hidden files - I consider this one very unlikely, as one vista dialogue(which I have used many times before) would probably not be capable of that effect.

2. Some self-defense action of the malware. The malware has already prevented use of the internet or the running of any progra... Read more

A:File disappearance post attribute change

MalwareBytes has a good reputation at removing these fake antivirus programs.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

If it doesn't install or run in normal mode, try running it in Safe Mode.
 

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Hello everyone, I used windows server 2016 IIS to build an ftp server, but the time attributes of the stored files are all 8 hours away from my local time. How can I solve this problem?

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What does this mean in Win 7 ?????

Thank You

http://pgh.org
 

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Is it possible to check the archive attribute on a file with DOS?
I have a series of directories that need to have their files deleted once the archive attribute has been removed i.e. in Windows Explorer under the Attribute column the 'A' has disappeared.

How would one go about checking. I can gather a list of the file names in the directory. I assume that it would be the command

Code:
If not exist [archive attribute] (
delete file)
However I may be barking up the wrong tree.
Has anyone any experience with this?

A:[SOLVED] Checking archive attribute on file with DOS

Hi Tigers!. . .

Welcome back to the Tech Support Forum!

I like that name "directories" - Good Stuff!

I may be missing something here, but why do you first ned to remove the -A attribute prior to deletion? Or are you trying to delete all files without the -A? If so ... what about -S, -H, etc...?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello guys,

Yes I know it is a silly question, but what is the syntax for removing the read-only attribute of an Excel file, say abcd.xlsx file?
The address of the example is, c:\documents\spreadsheets\abcd.xlsx.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Flores

A:How to remove the read-only attribute from an Excel .xlsx file?

Right click on the file then choose "properties" in the window that opens and then uncheck the "read only" box at the bottom of the window.
BTW there is no such thing as a silly question but there are plenty of silly answers

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With any file management tool I've ever used that attempts to show the date/time of the last file access, all I ever see is the time I used the tool to view the last access time stamp. In other words, checking the last access time counts as an access. Duh! What good is that?

Is there any tool or trick to allow you to determine the last access date/time OTHER THAN the time you access the file to ask the question?
 

A:Solved: Last Access file date attribute worthless?

Never tried it but the AFIND function in a free forensic toolkit may work for you ...

http://www.foundstone.com/us/resources/proddesc/forensictoolkit.htm
 

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When i create a new folder it automatically sets the read only attribute, if i try and turn it off it just turns back on again.

I have tried using command prompt to disable it as well as playing with the security settings and account permissions.

does any one have any ideas?

A:File and Folder Read only attribute wont disable

1. First question, why are you trying to do it?

2. look here:
Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder
You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7






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To view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Vista or Windows 7
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER..
To view the syntax for the Attrib command, type attrib /? at the command prompt.
To remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute, use the following command:
attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r +s c:\test
Be aware that some programs may not operate correctly with folders for which the System attribute and the Read-only attribute are set. Therefore, use the following command to remove these attributes:
attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove both the Read-only and the System attributes from the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r -s c:\test
If the Run command is not listed on the Start menu, do the following:
Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run..


note: Open cmd with run as administrator

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I was using my USB stick on my parents PC (XP) & got infected with some worm. It marked all the folders in the root of my stick as hidden & created shortcuts named after those folders.
Ive disinfected the stick (using MSE on Windows 7) but need some help with my folders. I can see them & access them since i set my computer to display hidden files and folders. I am unable to unhide them, the checkbox is grayed out. The Security tab in the folder properties (of these folders) is missing so I cant change the ownership or permissions.
I tried running Take Ownership from the context menu of the folders but it didnt help. Any ideas?

A:Folders marked as Hidden & Security tab missing from Folder Properties

Open CMD with admin privileges and enter the next command:

Also plug in your USB.
 
** Replace the red X: with your drive letter of the USB:
 
attrib -s -h -r x:\*.* /s /d

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I was checking Microsoft Office Word Starter 2010 and I realized that one of the files had hidden text in it. From Options - Display, I chose show hidden text and it was "Top of Form" at the top of the page. But I got curious about this and made some search and I realized that you can hide text in a txt file with a stream method and also there can be hidden streams in processes also.

How can I find out if a doc(x) file has no streams in it. I mean the hidden text may be seen by the method of Options - Display; but can someone hide something with a password in a doc(x) file? If yes, how can I find this out?

How can someone create a hidden text protected with a password in a txt or doc(x) or any other file? How can it be seen? How can it be removed?

How can someone hide anything in a process? How can it be seen? How can it be removed?

Thank you.

A:How to see hidden text or hidden streams in a doc(x) file in Starter

not familiar with the txt embed you are talking about.
Dropping foreign script into a process is a pretty basic VB method though I suppose you could call it injection even though that's only half accurate.
In fact almost the entire .net framework and your extended .dll library are there for that specific purpose.
common pieces of code and functions are supported by the various link libraries and allow programers shortcuts, instead of writing a bit of code themselves they just call on the injection of code from the 'database' windows has in place already.
Another place this happens is in copy protection, where a executable is written then the copy protection is added in using a tool for the purpose.

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Ok so I set the association for .ini files to regedit. I assumed it be easy to change back again.

Now when I try to set via open with or the control panel this happens.

I see notepad and wordpad as reccomended programs. I can select one but the "always use the selected program to open this file" is greyed out and unticked so the change doesnt stick.

If I navigate to notepad.exe manually it still is the same problem.

A reboot doesnt fix the problem.

If I try to fix in the registry it is set to notepad.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inifile\shell\open\command

value notepad.exe

double clicking opens regedit.

A:cannot set file association - option greyed out

ok I found the fix, weird I have to say.

microsoft it seems have in their wisdom that if regedit is set as a association for a file it then is disabled to set it to a new program, this setting is what controls it.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\regedit.exe

REG_SZ value called NoOpenWith

I renamed to NoOpenWith2 and when I went back to the control panel the box was still ghosted but this time ticked and double clicking notepad saved the new setting.

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I removed the 'file_recovery' virus and got everything else back to normal using:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/file-recovery-virus/

which included using unhide.exe, but now I think my system files are all showing, even though I have checked 'hide system files' and 'do not show hidden files'.

If I go to a place where I think there are supposed to be system files that are supposed to be hidden (like windows/system32) and show the 'attributes' column, they say 'A' (archive) is the only attribute.

Shouldn't they say 'S' (system) and 'H' (hidden)? If so, is there a way to put the 'system' and 'hidden' attributes back on the appropriate files (without doing it manually one by one because that would take forever and I wouldn't know which ones to do)?

I am running Windows Vista.

Thanks! unhide.exe really saved me!

A:After 'file_recovery' virus removal, system files lost 'system file' attribute

That's not possible.May be you could ask for Grinler opinion herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.htmlgood luck

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Could you tell me why they are greyed out at top of firefox browser? If i click on restore down they become black. Photo attached.

A:File- edit -view-bookmarks etc., greyed out

Are they still clickable or are they disabled?

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Hi, I have a copy of MS Office 2000 running on a windows 98 PC with SR-1 and SP 3 installed. Recently several of the options from the file menu that are normal available became "greyed out" these options are:

New
Open
Save
Save as
Print Preview
Print

There are equivalent toolbar buttons for some of the above options which work OK.

I have tried unistalling Office used the MS "Office 2000 Eraser" utility (Q239938) then reinstalled office, SR-1 and SP3 but the problem still remains.

Any help greatfully recived.

Regards,

Phill:J
 

A:Word - Greyed out options in file menu

This problem can usually be fixed by doing a search for and deleting the "normal.dot" file. It's the template Word uses when it opens and if it gets corrupted, all sorts of strange things happen. Word cannot be running when you delete the file. It will rebuild a new one next time Word is opened.
 

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Good day,
I am trying to sync offline files to the server files, but the enable offline files are grayed out in sync.

Please assist? 

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Hey all!

I just wonder, is there a way to actually change all four (4) file attributes from the file properties dialog of a file?

This was possible with Windows 95! Imagine that! Windows 95!...

But it's not possible with Windows 98!
It's not possible with Windows Me (Mistake Edition, *cough*)!
It's not possible with Windows 2000!
It's not possible with Windows XP!
It's not possible with Windows Vista!
And it's not possible with Windows 7!

Why would you want to use the attrib command to change file attributes? Because that's the only thing I know of that allows setting all four attributes. The four attributes being the Read-only, Hidden, Archive, and System.

Is there by any chance a way to add these attribute options to the file properties dialog?...
 

A:How do you change file attributes from the file properties dialog?

You can see on samples below how the file properties dialog may look like on different Windows versions.

Windows 95
Source: http://www.web-friend.com/help/win9x/95help8.html

Windows 98
Source: http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21302
Windows XP
Source: http://www.anti-forensics.com/disable-the-lastaccess-timestamp-in-windows-xp

Windows Vista
Source: http://www.nicholasoverstreet.com/2010/03/windows-7-annoyance-file-properties/

Windows 7
Source: http://www.nicholasoverstreet.com/2010/03/windows-7-annoyance-file-properties/

The dialog may look the same in Windows Vista and Windows 7, but they behave a little bit differently. As you can see from the lower most image, the the time stamps are displayed as "X hours ago" instead of actual time it was created, modified or accessed. It will display time normally as with all previous Windows versions only after 24 hours have passed. I don't like this, but as far as I know it's the only change they have done to the file properties dialog in Windows 7.
 

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When I try to associate a file with a program by clicking on "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" it is greyed out. I double click on the file I want to open, select the program (Sigmaview) from the list of progams and the file opens but I don't want to have to select the program from the list every time I need to open a file of this type. Does anyone know how to enable the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" tick box?

A:Always use the selected program to open this kind of file is greyed out

Follow the directions here - you may have to create a Dword entry if it doesn't exist.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555076

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Could you tell me why they are greyed out? If i click on restore down they become black. Attachment.
 

A:File- edit -view-bookmarks etc., in firefox broser greyed out

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