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Remove File Attributes For Accessing

Posted on 1999-01-05
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I am trying to write to a file that has "Read Only" and "Hidden" attributes. How does one remove these attributes from within a program using Visual Basic 5.0 ?
This is my first question and I am a novice so please be gentle.
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by:mcix
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Try..

To set
SetAttr "C:\SomeFile",vbNormal

To Restore
SetAttr "C:\SomeFile", vbHidden + vbReadOnly      
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cantrell earned 30 total points
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This is correct.
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