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C:\Windows\system32>attrib -r +s C:\Users\me\Desktop\folder_name
Parameter format not correct -

I want to remove the read-only attribute off from the folder.

What is going on? I got this command off Microsoft website.

Thank you !

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What error are you getting? something like not resetting system file ? – Raystafarian Feb 4 '12 at 20:52
@Raystafarian it is stated in the body. "Parameter format not correct " Thank you. – CppLearner Feb 4 '12 at 20:56
If there are spaces in your path, you need to surround it in double quotes. – Raystafarian Feb 4 '12 at 20:58
That solved my problem. You should make it an answer, Ray. Thank you. – CppLearner Feb 4 '12 at 21:01
Glad I could help! – Raystafarian Feb 4 '12 at 21:28
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Try attrib -r +s "C:\\Users\me\Desktop\folder_name"
If there are spaces in your path you need to surround it with double quotes

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