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I have a file on my Windows 7 machine with the attributes of HX. I understand H means hidden, but what does X mean?

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Do you have BitLocker enabled on the machine? – jcrawfordor Dec 31 '10 at 3:34

I don't have a Windows 7 machine handy, but try asking for help on attrib:

attrib /?

On Windows XP, all the attribute letters are listed in the help.

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This also works on Windows 7 but it doesn't show an x – Joe Taylor Nov 22 '10 at 16:54
attrib only shows the four base attributes: RASH – PhiLho May 12 '11 at 11:16
The attrib that you use may not; better attribs show a lot more, however. – JdeBP Jul 8 '11 at 9:55

There are no such attribute specification about X in attrib. check about attrib on wikipidea ..

I got something informative about this from stackover flow question. follow this

the file had the HX attributes set in place); however, the attribute approach lead me nowhere, as I can't find any documented feature on the existence of a file attribute X.

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I can't add comment, and this is not so much of an answer. Please visit my question regarding file attribute X on stackoverflow.

Short answer: the file has attribute FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DEVICE 64 (0x40) (link).

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Can you expand your answer to include the relevant parts of the link? – Canadian Luke Oct 24 '12 at 0:55

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