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Which folder artibutes does the Windows Explorer hide?

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I can't understand this question.. What kind of attributes are you talking about? Read/only, hidden, archive? –  pauska Sep 8 '12 at 15:57
    
yes these kind of artibutes –  Dan Barzilay Sep 8 '12 at 17:16
    
and what do you mean about hiding them? As in attributes not seen when you right-click a folder and select properties? They're all there.. –  pauska Sep 8 '12 at 18:14
    
for example: its not showing the files with the system artibute.. –  Dan Barzilay Sep 8 '12 at 18:24

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The Windows Explorer will hide files with the hidden attribute unless you select the option Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Organize > Folder and search options > View. It will hide files with the system attribute unless you uncheck the box Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) in the same dialog.

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Thank you, that is all the artibutes that makes him hide a file\folder? –  Dan Barzilay Sep 9 '12 at 12:01
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Yes. The other attributes don't affect display of a file or folder. –  Ansgar Wiechers Sep 9 '12 at 20:43

Windows Explorer can show all attributes, it depends on what view you're in and what columns you have selected.

Add the "attributes" column to your current view, and it will show you all the attributes.

  R   Read-only file attribute.
  A   Archive file attribute.
  S   System file attribute.
  H   Hidden file attribute.
  I   Not content indexed file attribute.
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Thanks for your answer, i know about the attributes coulmn and what each one mean, what i wish to know is what attributes make windows explorer not show the file/folder while in Details view –  Dan Barzilay Sep 8 '12 at 18:42

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