removing file attributes for an entire directory and subdirectory
Posted on 2012-03-20
I am running 2 file servers and am transferring the files from the old server to the new server with robocopy, but I'm getting errors that say: "the system cannot find the path specified". Error: Retry Limit exceeded.
I checked the old server and I can see the files there, but they have an A in the attributes column, so I'm thinking I need to remove all A and H attributes and probably R since I'm at it, as that's why it can't copy the files over. I have already given full access to my domain user that I'm using to copy and the system as well.
I've tried the following command, but it doesn't work: attrib -A E:\userdocs\location\*
and attrib -A E:\userdocs\location\*.*
But both attemps give me the error message: "parameter format not correct".
Any idea's how I can remove these attributes either from the GUI or CLI without having to do it one by one, each file, as there's hundreds of files, if not thousands.