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« on: October 08, 2005, 11:45:10 PM »

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Environment:  Win/XP- Pro SP2

My goal was to turn off the Archive bit on all files on a drive.

The Command
  ATTRIB -A C:\*.* /s
will reset the Archive attribute on all files on the C: drive --- EXCEPT the Hidden or System files.

Would like a means to reset the Archive bit on ALL files -- INCLUDING the Hidden or System files.

Any recommendations or thoughts appreciated.

Thanks,,,
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005, 09:53:07 AM »

I really doubt if that can be done with just one command.  I think you would need to write a batch file to do it.  One problem, as you say, is the hidden/system/read only files.  You could turn off all attributes in any folder(ATTRIB -A -H -R -S *.*), but then have to restore the other(R,H,S) attributes, but which file had what?
Then you would have to go thru the drive folder by folder, some task.
What's the purpose of it?
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