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Attrib command change

By gralfus ·
Back in the days of DOS, there was an undocumented way to clear all attributes by typing "ATTRIB, *.*" The comma meant -R -S -H -A
Does anyone know when this changed? It doesn't work in W2K or XP. I haven't used it since DOS 5.

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I need help on this...

by Sleek1 In reply to Attrib command change

I am not sure when the command changed, but I wish it worked considering my current XP problem... I just installed a fresh copy of XP, then ported my data back over from the server. Everything is there, and everything works, but ALL of the imported folders now have a greyed-out READ ONLY attribute. I cannot figure out how to change it, and it is restricting network access to any of the items that are shared. When I uncheck ReadOnly, the system goes through the process on screen of applying the change, but looking at the folder(s) properties again reveals that ReadOnlyy is still checked, still greyed-out. Not sure whats causing this... Please Help!! I am logged in as an Administrator.

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command still works, but doesnt help ME...

by Sleek1 In reply to Attrib command change

Actually, the ATTRIB command DOES still work from a cmd prmpt in WinXP. However, the same problem still applies for me... running the attrib -r [drive:][folder] /d /s runs successfully, but the attributes are not actually changed for me. This happens also in Windows Explorer. I know there are 3rd party apps to force this change, but WHY isnt it accepting my changes?

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