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In WIndows 98, if there is a System File... (right click on the file and look at the properties... the system box is checked and disabled)... how do I make that file a non-system file?

  Some virus had attacked my sysem and some of my mp3 files have become system files!!!

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Go to a command prompt, switch to the folder containing the file in question (using CD), then use the following command:

attrib -s filename.ext

where "filename.ext" should obviously be replaced with the filename of the file you want to modify.
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Another way would be to

Start>Settings>Folder Options>View Tab - in listing Files Folders - Hidden - uncheck  check show all - also Hide File for known extensions - uncheck  Then click apply.

You should now be able to go to the file(s) and adjust using the right click as you described.

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oops cancel my above - you said system file  - not hidden -that wont work, my error.  Stay with PJk's suggestion.

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by:ananthu
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Thanks... I will try today and let you know by Monday...


Thanks again,
Ananth
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change the files attribute
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Thx. It worked... I have my mp3's back Thanks angain

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