# Change file from being flagged as a 'system file' back to 'normal' state on windows 7

I have a mp3 file which is flagged as a 'System File' according to Windows 7.

Is there a way to change this file back to a 'Normal' file?

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"System files" in Windows 7 are files tagged with the following two attributes:

• Archive
• System

"Hidden system files" in Windows 7 are files tagged with the following three attributes:

• Archive
• Hidden
• System

To reset "System files", simply run the following command:

attrib -A -S file.ext


To reset "Hidden System files", run the following:

attrib -A -H -S file.ext

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If it's flagged as a system file, it might also be flagged as a hidden file, so open command prompt, then cd C:\path\to\folder and then attrib -h -s song.mp3. The minus sign means removing an attribute, 'h' stands for hidden, 's' stands for system. For adding an attribute, change -h to +h.