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Author Topic: Program to Change File Attributes on Windows  (Read 13522 times)
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« on: October 31, 2007, 04:14:33 PM »

I am looking for a program that can quickly change file attributes of several files on Windows. SO far, I've found

Attribute Changer (FREE) - http://webplaza.pt.lu/~rp...tges/windows/windows.html
Attribute Magic Pro ($) - http://www.attributemagic...m/attributemagic-pro.html
Febooti File Tweak ($) - http://www.febooti.com/products/filetweak/

Any other suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 05:16:26 PM »

Not tying to be a twit, but what about the good old-fashioned command-line command ATTRIB?

It'll handle file-masks, subdirectories, and even folder attributes.  ATTRIB /? for the 411.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 05:23:58 PM »

There's FLAGRash... (payware) if you're not comfortable using the Command line.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 06:06:06 PM »

Also, many (most?) file managers handle this pretty well.  Even with Explorer if you select multiple files the open the properties window you get a single dialog that lets you set or clear the attributes for the group in a single go.  But Explorer does not have a good way to manipulate the time stamps.

From the screenshots, that free Attribute Changer extension looks pretty nice.

For myself, I'd use XYplorer, as it's already there for me.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 02:19:37 AM »

There's FLAGRash... (payware).
wow, $14 for that.. isn't this a feature built-in with most file managers? smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 04:12:38 AM »

I crashed a harddrive once by trying to remove the archive attribut from the whole system drive  embarassed It never booted up afterwards so I think it was gone anyware. Now I just leave these things alone though lol.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 05:34:30 AM »

try this. I don't know about it, just saw it so thought it might be relevant

http://www.donationcoder....ic=7469.msg80318#msg80318
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007, 08:05:04 AM »

You're right - this functionality IS built into most file managers. I decided to try FlagRASH and it works well. Major annoyance is the fact that it won't remember what folder you were working with (it opens to its own program directory) so you have to change it EACH time, which is VERY annoying. Wouldn't part with any cash for it myself...
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2007, 04:18:40 PM »

I've used Attribute Changer with success even on Vista.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2007, 05:37:36 PM »

Holy cheese, batman! The other shareware options listed at the beginning make FlagRASH look like a bargain  huh
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2007, 07:27:17 PM »

Well, none of those is a attribute changing program exclusively
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2007, 07:36:27 PM »

I crashed a harddrive once by trying to remove the archive attribut from the whole system drive  embarassed It never booted up afterwards so I think it was gone anyware. Now I just leave these things alone though lol.
Hm, sounds weird - perhaps the harddrive was failing, and the stress of changing attributes for all files whacked it out?
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2007, 07:46:42 PM »

Well, none of those is a attribute changing program exclusively

True  cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2007, 07:49:17 PM »

Another not exclusively attribute changing program: Flexible Renamer (free).
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2007, 09:24:59 PM »

Well, none of those is a attribute changing program exclusively

imo it's better to invest on a full featured file manager.. here's the screenshot from Salamander.. Cool

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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2007, 11:52:43 AM »

And DOpus 9:

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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2007, 08:38:53 PM »

I see a trend Grin. xplorer² will follow it as well

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2007, 08:53:04 PM »

I see a trend Grin. xplorer² will follow it as well
 (see attachment in previous post)

Lashiec, how did you get to that window on xplorer2? I have it, but can't figure it out. Then again, I'm too lazy to RTFM.
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2007, 09:05:16 PM »

Two ways: With a file(s) selected, go to Actions -> Change attributes. Or use the keyboard shortcut, Shift+F12
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2007, 09:40:05 PM »

Lashiec, how did you get to that window on xplorer2? I have it, but can't figure it out. Then again, I'm too lazy to RTFM.

so icekin does have a file-manager.. smiley

anyway to continue the trend, here's the feature's screenshot from Total Commander.. Cool


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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2009, 11:33:47 PM »


I know I'm running a little late with my response, but it may help future readers of this topic -

For years now I've used a simple program called "PropertiesPlus"

What it does -
PropertiesPlus is a free add-on for Windows Explorer.  It adds additional functionality to the right-click menu under the menu option PropertiesPlus (below the normal Windows "Properties"). Here you are able to modify file attributes, file extensions, and the time stamps of single files, multiple files, or files contained within the folders. Display the bytes allocated and the disk information. This program is simple to install and easy to use. If, like me, you frequently require more control over your files than that allowed by the base Windows application, PropertiesPlus allows considerable flexibility.

I'm using Ver1.65, and although the blurb says it's for Win95, Win98, NT4.0, it works perfectly well on my XP SP2 system, and I believe, on Vista too.  I couldn't do without it.
It's an old program, but still the best.  Better than Attribute Changer IMO.

The filename is "pplus165.exe"    If you want it, you'll find a few places on the net where it is still available.

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