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Posted on 2011-09-04
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Hi,
i have restored few folders from 2003 servers to 2008. I am able to see all folders except one. when i check that folder on 2003 i found "hide" attribute was selected there.
I have selected "show hidden files and folders" on 2008 server but it still not viewable.

Please help me i m trouble..
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by:Mohamed ElManakhly
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if you open "run" and type the path for the folder , say for example "D:\folder" .. does it open ?
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while going thru command prompt it show me that folder but says "access denied" .I can't change the security permission to gain access on my name because this folder is not viewble.
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by:Mohamed ElManakhly
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take ownership for the folder from the command prompt

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/take-ownership-of-file-or-folder-windows-7-vista/
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by:pdixit1977
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when i tried to change ownership thru command of that hidden folder it says "access denied" then i changed the owner of parent folder in which all share folder was reside but its still not viewable for me.
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by:pdixit1977
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OR is there any tool for windows 2008 thru which i can remove all attributes for files and folders.
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by:pdixit1977
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i tried to change attribute with all available windows command but it says "access denied" however i m the member of local admin, domain admins and also took ownership of parent folder and child object.
seems like some spyware/malware.
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by:kevinhsieh
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You are being blocked because you are running as a standard user because of UAC (User Account Control). Run the command prompt elevated and then you will have permissions. To run elevated, right click on the shortcut you use to start the command prompt and select Run elevated.
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ok, what if i disable UAC ?

when i right click on CMD under start menu i didnt find "elevated" however i found option "run as administrator"
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just to clear, i did'nt disable UAC yet.
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Sorry, yes Run as administrator. I leave UAC ON, because it helps to prevent you from doing something stupid, like get infected by malware when browsing the Internet, or accidentally deleting files a normal user wouldn't have access to.
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i also had to remove their attributes along with taking ownership.

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/folder-hidden-attribute-greyed-out
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you guys are rocking. thanks for your support
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