Cannot uncheck 'hidden' - 'read-only' attributes

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2013-03-17

I had a virus on my SBS 2003 and cleaned it out. Now some shared folders are 'hidden' and I cannot uncheck them since its grayed out.
Question by:clesin
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    Expert Comment

    try using attrib from an administrator command prompt.

    attrib -r -h (filename)

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    Expert Comment

    more specifically, go into adminstrator command prompt and run from the root of the C drive:

    attrib *.* -s -h /s /d

    Author Comment

    I am not following.

    I have a 'folder' that's 'hidden' - what exactly should I do?
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    Accepted Solution

    click start -> all programs -> accessories

    right click on command prompt and choose run as administrator

    in the command prompt, type:

    c: <enter>
    cd\ <enter>
    attrib *.* -s -h /s /d <enter>

    Expert Comment

    dmessman saved my life on this one. Thanks dmessman! Worked like a charm!

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