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Windows 7: How do I restore default attributes to files and folders in Windows 7

09 Jun 2014   #1
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do I restore default attributes to files and folders in Windows 7

Something in my computer changed the way that certain files are hidden. I do not have a recent restore point that allow me to reverse the changes; does anyone know of a way to reset the attributes of files and folders to their default settings in Windows 7?


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09 Jun 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is this what you are looking for?

By Brink:

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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09 Jun 2014   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TONPumper View Post
Something in my computer changed the way that certain files are hidden. I do not have a recent restore point that allow me to reverse the changes; does anyone know of a way to reset the attributes of files and folders to their default settings in Windows 7?
"Something" is a bit of a red flag, have you scanned with your AV and Malwarebytes to make sure your clean?

This may help as well,

Reset System and Hidden Attributes for Files or Folders Caused by Virus
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09 Jun 2014   #4
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It's not a virus that caused the issue. I think I may have corrupted something with all of the changes that I've made to my computer lately, with installing and uninstalling programs, and changing the Windows theme for better performance.

The fix provided by Layback Bear seems to be a fix for the location of user folders, but I just want to change the attribute.
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09 Jun 2014   #5
derekimo

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There are 4 methods provided at the link I posted for changing attributes, I suggested the virus scans because you said "Something"
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10 Jun 2014   #6
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I ran a virus scan, but it didn't find anything.
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