"System" and "Hidden" attributes mysteriously appearing on folders
Posted on 2006-12-01
In the last few days we have had a rash of "System" (S) and "Hidden" (H) attributes appearing on data files and folders on a Virtual Server running Server 2003. I realize anyone who has appropriate Rights can change the attributes to a folder to "Hidden", but the owners of these folders swear they have not done this. Secondly, it is a lot more complex for someone to assign a "System" attribute to a file or folder; so it is highly unlikely anyone of our Users would even have the knowledge to do this.
Any ideas of what could cause this phenomenon?
The Egging Company