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attrib +s +h no longer hidding files permanently

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 64-bit

    attrib +s +h no longer hidding files permanently


    The attrib +s +h command that is used to make a file a system and hidden file is no longer working. When i try to use the command on a folder, the folder just shows up as a normal hidden folder which can be easily viewed using show hidden items in view option. It looks as if every system file is not recognizing itself as a system file.

    Also every folder in my system has appeared a desktop.ini and thumbs.db folder.
    I am running Windows 8- 64 bit

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Usually if desktop.ini shows up it's because folder view options does not have hide protected operating system files checked.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

attrib +s +h no longer hidding files permanently
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