Solved Hidden Files in windows 2008 Server

June 1, 2011 at 01:30:03
Specs: Windows 2008 server , i5 , 8GRAM
I've got a Windows 2008 STD 64bit server .
When i create a folder and share it everything looks fine but some of the shared folder becomes hidden.when I logged on the server as administrator with full access to the folders I checked the properties the attributes show Read only and Hidden checked. The read only can be unchecked but the hidden attribute is grayed out? Does anyone know whats going on here

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June 14, 2011 at 01:03:00
yes, after typing attrib *.* under the shared folder to understand which files are hidden, then run attrib -h path\filename to remove hide attribute.

I also just encountered this attrib prob on same os enterprise version, so thanks to wanderer.

Just for reference:
Syntax:
ATTRIB [d:][path]filename [/S]
ATTRIB [+ R|-R] [+A|-A] [+ H|-H] [+ S|-S] [d:][path]filename [/S]

Purpose:
Sets or displays the read-only, archive, system, and hidden attributes of a file or directory.



#1
June 1, 2011 at 10:19:22
"When i create a folder and share it everything looks fine but some of the shared folder becomes hidden"

how did you setup permissions on this folder for users?
you set 'everyone' to full control?
who is the owner of the file?

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June 5, 2011 at 03:23:23
hello sir ,

the owner is the administrator , and every one is full controll , the same as other shares in my NW but this folder have the hidden attribute is grayed out .. and I don't know why ?? and hoe to change it ?????


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#3
June 6, 2011 at 16:02:11
if you go to the folders contents via a cmd prompt and type attrib *.* do you see any H's on the file attributes?

what is the shares name?

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#4
June 8, 2011 at 03:15:04
Hello sir ,, yes you are right this is how I solved the problem ,, one of my frieds gave me cmd command to write in the server contianing having this file but it wasn't like that it was " attrib -s -h -a"

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#5
June 8, 2011 at 08:00:56
It was not wise to run attrib -s -h -a

Your "friend" advised you to REMOVE those attributes.

My attrib *.* LISTS the attributes.

You start with knowing what you have, not with wiping them all out.

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June 9, 2011 at 04:42:58
so do u think what I did is wrong ???

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June 14, 2011 at 01:03:00
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yes, after typing attrib *.* under the shared folder to understand which files are hidden, then run attrib -h path\filename to remove hide attribute.

I also just encountered this attrib prob on same os enterprise version, so thanks to wanderer.

Just for reference:
Syntax:
ATTRIB [d:][path]filename [/S]
ATTRIB [+ R|-R] [+A|-A] [+ H|-H] [+ S|-S] [d:][path]filename [/S]

Purpose:
Sets or displays the read-only, archive, system, and hidden attributes of a file or directory.


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#8
January 11, 2012 at 00:17:46
thank you sir ,, thais was a great help

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