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Thread: File Attributes all set to Nul in error. How can I fix ?

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    For some unknown reason every single file on my machine (Windows ME) has a file attribute of Null.

    I can manually reset the files in each folder to Archive.

    But is there an easier way to reset all the files ?

    I am not sure how it happened but I was playing around with System Mechanic all day yesterday.

    Regards

    Digby

    PS Is there any possible problem if I leave my all files with no attributes ?

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    attrib /?
    Code:
    ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [drive:][path][filename]
           [/S [/D]]
    
      +   Sets an attribute.
      -   Clears an attribute.
      R   Read-only file attribute.
      A   Archive file attribute.
      S   System file attribute.
      H   Hidden file attribute.
      [drive:][path][filename]
          Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
      /S  Processes matching files in the current folder
          and all subfolders.
      /D  Processes folders as well.
    Last edited by Vargas; 12-30-2004 at 06:18 PM.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Thanks Vargas !

    As an old Doshead myself I should have thought of that !

    Just as an aside, do you know how to access long folder names in DOS ?

    I had the need the other to delete a Trojan Horse hidden way down in some long sub folder names and I could not get to them in Dos or Windows as they were hidden !

    Happy New Year

    Digby

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    not sure i understand the question, but...
    short filenames: start>run>command
    long filenames: start>run>cmd

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