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"A Tribute" To The Attribute Command - When The Administrator Act Just Won't Cut It


When a hidden checkbox stays stubburnly grayed out

One of the user folders might end up hidden when an adware attacks. Right-clicking and selecting properties might show a stubborn grayed out HIDDEN checkbox on the general tab. No amount of haggling with the security tab[Rightclick on the  folder-Sharing and security-Security] may seem to help. To add insult to injury, the administrator account might seem to be as powerless as the user account in the inability to clear the hidden checkbox.

This little one-liner may be all that is needed to get that "grayed-out-hidden-checkbox" problem go away.

1.Start a command window
   Start-Run-Cmd or
   Start-All programs-Accessories-Command Window as Administrator


2.CD hidden-folder

3.ATTRIB -r -s -h /s /d *.*



Watch out for special folders like the system folders that need to be hidden!
[Very,very,very helpful hint here-www.thewinforums.com/threads/27149-resolved-Can't-Unhide]


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