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Windows 7: I need a tool for changing file/directory attributes

29 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise

Well, if you dont have permission, anything you try will fail.

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29 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Reinstall Windows. From the looks of things that virus really did a number on your system.
Using another tool to accomplish the same job as attrib is obviously not going to fix the problem.
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29 Dec 2010   #13


and if YOU don't have access to change them... neither will whatever tool you use... but for s&g

Download Attribute Changer 6.20 Free - Change attributes and date/time stamps on file and folders - Softpedia
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29 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkBattousai View Post
I don't understand why you persistently insist on using attrib command.

I don't want to check any folder permissions.
I don't want to write a long and confusing command to console every time I want to change attribute of a folder.

In the first place, I don't understand why Windows won't let my to change the attributes of my own files.

You may like to enter old DOS commands, my be you want to have some nostalgia, I respect your choices. But I don't like it; most people don't like it.

Is there any tool (explorer add-on, or third party with its own GUI, not console) for this purpose?
Wow! with attitude like that I am surprised anyone will help you.
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29 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

From what I've seen also in previous posts, it may also be a good idea to run a CHKDSK on the drive, because it would appear that the NTFS folder structures have become corrupted...
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