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Displays or changes file attributes.

This command displays, sets, or removes the read-only, archive, system, and hidden attributes assigned to files or directories.

attrib [+r|-r] [+a|-a] [+s|-s] [+h|-h][[drive:][path] filename] [/s]


[[drive:][path] filename]

Specifies the location and name of the directory, file, or set of files you want to process.


Sets the read-only file attribute.


Clears the read-only file attribute.


Sets the archive file attribute.


Clears the archive file attribute.


Sets the file as a system file.


Clears the system file attribute.


Sets the file as a hidden file.


Clears the hidden file attribute.


Processes files in the current directory and all of its subdirectories.

See Also

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More Information About Attrib

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