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Properties Changer Program?

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Is there a program to change the propeties of a folder, its Sub-folders, and all its files associated to it. If so, a link to it would be appreciated.... Thanks  AL
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You can open Windows Explorer and rightclick on the file and click properties and from there change the attrubutes of it.

Or is there something else you are looking for?

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That changes the folder, but then the files say that they aren't changed! I would like a program that would change everything inside that folder also!

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That changes the folder, but then the files say that they aren't changed! I would like a program that would change everything inside that folder also!

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How about the "ATTRIB" command from DOS?  I don't know if this only changes an individual file or if it will change everything in a folder.

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Actually the files in most programs have different attributes themselves, meaning not all files in a given folder are the same, some may be read only and others may be archive, some hidden, ect.

Maybe if you could explain what you are trying to do we can come up with a better fix.
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You can also try a free utility called Properties Plus at this url:  http://www.ne.jp/asahi/cool/kish/

PropertiesPIus is a free add-on for your Windows Explorer. It adds additional functionality to your right-click menu under the menu option PropertiesPlus. Here you'll be able to modify file attributes, file extensions, and the time stamps of single files, multiple files, or files contained within the folders. Display the bytes allocated. This program is simple to install and easy to use. lf you frequently require more control over your files than that allowed by the base Windows application, PropertiesPIus will allow you considerable flexibility.

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rayt333.......trying to change the attributes on a folder and do the same to all its inner folders and files at the same time. Pretty hard to do with 1200 files and sub-folders in a single folder!

LeeTutor......Have that program, but it won't change the subfolders!

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Al,

Maybe this is what you are looking for.  It has been tested and does work:

@ECHO OFF
CLS
ECHO           Clear COOKIES for DEFAULT user (no password)
ECHO .

IF EXIST C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\COOKIES\*.* ATTRIB -R -A -S -H C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\COOKIES\*.* /S
IF EXIST C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\COOKIES\*.* DELTREE C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\COOKIES

ECHO .
ECHO           Clear HISTORY for DEFAULT user (no password)
ECHO .

IF EXIST C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\HISTORY\*.* ATTRIB -R -A -S -H C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\HISTORY\*.* /S
IF EXIST C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\HISTORY\*.* DELTREE C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\DEFAULT\HISTORY

Hope this helps,

John
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All right, then try Attribute Changer (it's also freeware):

http://www.rocketdownload.com/details/file/ac.htm

This program is a handy system tool if you commonly have to change folder and file attributes. Attribute Changer conveniently integrates into Explorer's shell context menu. When you need to batch process multiple files, simply right-click the appropriate folder. Attribute Changer can also include sub-folders. You can modify standard attributes, such as read-only, archive, hidden and system settings. Further, you can change dates and times.

To streamline the process, Attribute Changer provides various filter and exception options. For example, the program can automatically change a file's attributes if it meets a certain criteria. You can also have it skip over certain file and folder types that you don't want modified. If you're using Windows NT, the program features compression and decompression options. Attribute Changer is freeware and a great alternative to the Windows property dialog. It's offered courtesy of Petges Romain.

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rayt333 has got the easist solution:

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
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D:\WINNT>ATTRIB/?
Displays or changes file attributes.

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.
  /S  Processes matching files in the current folder
      and all subfolders.
  /D  Processes folders as well.

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Will try the attribute changer, not so good in DOS,wish to steer clear of creating any commands in DOS due to the extent of the affects! Will return soon!   AL

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Works perfectly, and free great combination! Knew somebody, knew where to find the program I needed; Thanks  AL
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