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Remove attributes to sub folders and files

i hide my folders and files through hidden attributes of command prompt,i am struggling to unhidden all sub folders and files, how i hide the files in command prompt attrib +s +h "foldername" ...
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All Images on HD marked as Hidden

Just got a real scare, all my image files spread across several hard disks suddenly disappeared. Fortunately, I discovered that they had all somehow been set to hidden. I don't really want to leave ...
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latest modify date in a Windows file folder

How would I find the latest modify date in a Windows folder all the way down, that is, recursively? The answer sought would be the latest globally for the folder tree that it is invoked upon; not the ...
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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...
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How to compress subfolders and subfiles, in case when parent folders are already compressed?

Windows allows to comress folders. When setting some folder to comressed, there is an option to compress subfolders and files. Unfortunately, the process can take a lot of time and can either skip ...
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macos extended attributes xattr -d not removing extended attributes

For a simple local file owned by myself the following is having no effect: 1:37:51/spark-training-scripts:113 $ll /shared/sparkeast.pem -rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 1692 Mar 7 11:30 ...
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How to restore a file's Windows “Date modified” from an Office or Acrobat metadata date?

Due to an FTP-related oversight in creating a system backup and following a recovery operation, all of the modified dates (per the system, Windows 7) of the files were reset to the date of the backup, ...
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Can I find files through the extended attributes

In Linux can I find files through the extended attributes I define? Since I can find files through its basic attributes like the file's type and others, I wonder if this is possible (because in ...
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How “tar” command manages to “see” changed files between two incremental backups

How tar command checks whether a file is changed or not? How tar "knows" that this file is changed and it has to go in the next incremental backup? I have some assumptions: it may compare "mtime"; ...
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Date attributes on photos as a proof of date taken

I hope this question doesn't get too broad, I'm having a hard time formulating the problem clearly. Let's say you have a set of JPEG pictures. All of the files' date attributes are set to a recent ...
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How to store file attributes like permissions and timestamps and reapply them later on linux?

Is there an easy way to store the usual file attributes like modification time and permissions of a tree to some file, and reapply them later? This would be useful in many situations where ...
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Software to change file creation/modified date in Windows [closed]

Is there any software that lets me change file attributes like creation/modify date of a file in Windows? If there are multiple, then which one is the best?
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Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...
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How to copy file from PC to Mac, while preserving xattrs on the target file?

I've a file M on my Mac (OS X ML 10.8.4) and file P on my PC (Win7). File P was originally a copy of file M but is now slightly updated. File M has some extended attributes. How can I copy file P ...
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cmd > attrib - Unable to change attribute

I'm following this tutorial because I'm having problems with the Task Scheduler service: http://technicallyeasy.net/2010/10/how-to-fix-keyset-does-not-exist-for-scheduled-tasks-in-windows/ Basically ...
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What is the difference between the read-only attribute and the access control list read-only flag on Windows?

I'm looking for a technical answer, not a general answer, pertaining to how Windows actually handles these properties. For example, there are some programs that recognize the read-only attribute and ...
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Windows attrib command changes file timestamp

I have some batch file running that does the following on a directory tree with several thousand files: change file attributes, turn OFF readonly do some stuff, add new files. change file ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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Cannot delete attribute file in mac os X

Suddenly some *attributes files started to appeared in the trash folder of my mac os x (snow leopard). The problem is I can't delete them. // 1. See there is a file with an invalid name MAC:libs ...
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Black-clock icon overlay?

While I was cleaning up some (very) old files, I decompressed a .zip file which contained some old files from 1989. I was surprised to find that some of the files are showing a black clock icon ...
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Automatically remove encryption when copying to removable device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive? Windows OS (8 64-bit). This question has already popped up in How to remove Encrypted flag ...
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What is the “N” folder attribute on windows?

As far as I have ever known, files could have any combination of four attributes: (R)ead-only, (A)rchive, (S)ystem and (H)idden. I have researched and found out there is also the +I attribute ...
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How to hide desktop.ini files without hiding other hidden files/folders?

Is there anyway to hide desktop.ini files, but unhide them when I need them? They get in the way when I'm moving files and such but I do use them so deleting them isn't an option.
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Windows 7 x64 explorer and MS Office 2010 “recent authors” issue

How to remove recent authors entries that show up as soon as you start typing in windows explorer on .docx files?
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Some files in C:\ hidden even though hidden attribute is not set, how to identify them?

I found this on a Windows XP machine and as well as a Windows 7 machine. That is certain files in C drive (not anywhere else yet), are hidden, though their hidden attribute is false (or unchecked). ...
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Unable to set read-only property on temp folder

I'm trying to make the \documentsettings\user\temp folder as read only to prevent files from writing files into it ( I have reasons to do so). But I've tried all the basic methods of doing so, from ...
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NTFS file attributes from deleted file applying to new one with the same name

I created two files at around the same time through Windows Explorer (on Windows Server 2008 R2). a.xlsx (Created at 16:42) b.xlsx (Created at 16:42) I then duplicate a.xlsx using copy-paste, to ...
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How to make Windows 7 desktop read-only?

I have Windows 7 Professional on my home computer, 1 windows account, multiple users and... huge mess on desktop. I want to force other household members to save their temporary files and documents on ...
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How to make a file non-deletable on an USB drive?

Somebody used my USB drive and upon returning it to me, I found a autorun.inf that is undeleteable. I tried changing it's file attribute which is only H (not even set as a system file) but it keeps on ...
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Will removing the System Attribute from ALL files break anything on Windows 7?

If I run the command: C:\>attrib –s –h *.* /S /D This will remove the hidden and system attributes from ALL files on the C drive (It had been infected by a virus that has marked files as system ...
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Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't? [closed]

This question got me thinking about another project I've got on my 'to do' list. It's a 'multimedia' (blarg) piece with dynamically-generated video projection. I've run an early version of it, but I'd ...
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Is there a Linux tool for changing DOS/Windows file attributes?

I often use a Linux LiveCD (or Puppy on a pen drive) to disinfect Windows machines that are infested with various malware. However, once the malware is gone, you still need to deal with the ...
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Viewing all file attributes in Windows 7 Explorer

Where is the File Attributes column in Windows 7? I desperately want to see all the extended attributes -- System, Append-only, Immutable, nodump, etc -- but just am not seeing any besides the usual ...
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Decrypt EFS files

Here's my situation. Was using EFS on my Vista laptop - had a backup of my certificate. HD crashed...managed to recover some of my files (Encrypted) - but they "lost" the "Encrypted" attribute in ...
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attrib -s-r C:\<folder path>/d/s Just wont work?

I'm trying to change a file within a game I have installed on my computer, but the read only attribute won't change. I've researched this and found a way using the Command Prompt where I can change ...
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Is there an archive tool (that runs on Windows) that I can set the “execute attribute” in an archive file or zip file?

I have a small set of files I develop on Windows but need to extract and run on Linux. One of those files is a script, StartApp.sh. I'm packaging the files as a zip archive, passing it to my admin, ...
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File Attribute of X

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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Need software to convert RAR to ZIP (“store” mode - no compression) * Extract->re-archive changes date/time attributes

I have tried all of the following applications (download.cnet.com - the free ones), and none of them will convert an RAR archive to a ZIP, without compressing the files ("store" mode). 7-ZIP would be ...
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How to change password on RAR archive w/o modifying arch. files attributes (modified/created)?

How do I change the password of an .RAR archive, without changing the date/time attributes of the files in the archive? Unfortunately you can't directly change the password of the archive with ...
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Access file by its id and change file attributes

Just like every file also directories have file id. You can see them by typing ls -i How do I view file content by its id? How do I change directory attribute to file (remove D) and vice versa!
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System files not hidden Win XP

I recently copied my win xp install from one hard to another(via ubuntu live cd) Everything went well, except that all the hidden system files(boot.ini, ntdlr, io.sys) are no longer hidden. I tried ...
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Unset the system immutable bit in Mac OS X

In theory I believe you can unlock and remove the system immutable bit with: chflags noschg /Path/To/File But how can you do this when you've set the bit as root? I have a file that is locked, and ...
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Equivalent of chmod to change file permissions in Windows

Is there any Windows equivalent of Linux's chmod to change the permissions of a file?
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Windows Explorers file attribute column values

Anyone know of a good resource for all of the values and definition in the windows explorers file attribute column?
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Command to unlock “Locked” files on OS X

I copied a lot of read-only files from a Windows system to my Mac. When viewing the Info for each file using "Get Info", I can see they are Locked. I'm writing a bash script to copy over some files ...
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Changing the date of a image file

I'm going through the thankless task of scanning old photos and archiving the digital copies. Is there a way to modify the date of scanned image files (typically .jpeg) to more closely match when ...
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Windows equivalent of the Linux command 'touch'?

What do you use when you want to update the date-modified field of a file on Windows? commands accessible via C++, .NET, C#, or something native to Windows (Vista preferably) tools/applications ...