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On the server some folder automatically going to hide. when i check my folder there is i cant see the folders...So just enable folder option show hidden files..after that its appear...But when i check these folders properties there is hidden enabled. But i cant change this option..i tried to change hidden from cammand prompt ,,,when give command "attrib -h <folder name> its showing u cant change system files ....So how to change this ....Please give me solution,,,
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Question by:nisartlaa
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by:haim96
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well, it depend what are these folder...
if these folder used by the operation system and they marked as S (system)
they may be protected by the OS.
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by:nisartlaa
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no...this is not a system folder....this folder i created myself...
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login as administrator and from command prompt go to the file/folder parent to whom you like to unhide and

C:\<your parent folder>\attrib  <your folder/file>
check out the attrib of your file/folder say it is +h +s

then do this
C:\<your parent folder>\attrib  -h <your folder/file>

hope it helps.
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by:JBond2010
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Have a look at this link from Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003
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by:Chris Dent
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> these folders properties there is hidden enabled

Slightly greyed out?

I know this sounds silly, but it's a feature and does not mean the folder is actually hidden.

It's there for convenience, to allow you to unhide everything down a tree without first hiding it. It does not actually mean the folder is hidden.

You can verify this from the command prompt with:

attrib <folder name>

If  the H flag is not listed then the folder is not hidden.

HTH

Chris
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