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Windows 7: Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

22 Jul 2012   #1
djeyewater

Windows 7 Business x64
 
 
Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

I want to make a bunch of folder.jpg files so they are no longer hidden. But when I check the file properties, the hidden attribute checkbox is greyed out, so I can't untick it.

Name:  hidden.png
Views: 50
Size:  8.5 KB

Any ideas on how I can change the hidden attribute of these files?

Thanks

Dave




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22 Jul 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dave,

You might see if you may be able to do so using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below with the command prompt.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jul 2012   #3
djeyewater

Windows 7 Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Dave,

You might see if you may be able to do so using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below with the command prompt.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Cheers for that!

First time I tried it I got the message:
Code:
Not resetting system file - E:\My Music\Zapp & Roger\Folder.jpg
for every file, so I tried
Code:
attrib -S -H "E:\My Music\*folder.jpg" /S
and that worked a treat.

Thanks!

Dave
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22 Jul 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Dave. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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22 Jul 2016   #5
Zenicablues

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let it do for not important system folder / file !!! However make precautions and make restore point, backup, or snap (with Rollback Rx or similar Software ) I do a following for not important, but hidden folders, and hide box was grayed out !!! That was "C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT" , So unhide hidden folders, and make copy, You will get MCT (copy), move original MCT folder to desktop or any safe location, uncheck "read only", and hide again hidden folders, Now is forever unhidden !!!! But be aware that is that operation can be very dangerous, and think twice what folder you want to unhide !! - And one more warning, Please do NOT change anything in resources files ass .dll (imageres.dll, shell32.dll , changing /replacing only one icon (with some resource tool, like Reshack (Resource Hacker) in these files can screw whole Windows OS ad can cause to must reinstall whole OS !!! Believe me I try it !!! DON'T YOU !!! Thank you for your attention, Respectfully yours, Zenicablues
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