Posted by: phuchungbhutia | October 30, 2010

command prompt: unhide folders and file

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\>attrib /?
Displays or changes file attributes.

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [+I | -I]
[drive:][path][filename] [/S [/D] [/L]]

+ Sets an attribute.
– Clears an attribute.
R Read-only file attribute.
A Archive file attribute.
S System file attribute.
H Hidden file attribute.
I Not content indexed 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.
/L Work on the attributes of the Symbolic Link versus
the target of the Symbolic Link

using attrib command prompt, file and folder attributes can be changed.
links:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614

http://commandwindows.com/command2.htm

http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/13195.html

http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2309p146id121786.htm

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