It's easy to display the file attributes to see them in the file list or in the file list printout on Windows 11, 10, ... and MS Server!
Everyone knows the: ►►... Attributes column, such as: A, HS, R or RHSA
1. Start as usual: ►► Your directory printout program for MS Windows
2. Right-click on the file list column header
3. Open the menu and simply activate the file attributes column
Archive:If checked, this indicates that the file has changed since the last backup operation. The Windows file system sets this attribute on every file that has been modified. The backup software then has the task of deleting them after a successful backup.
Hidden :If set, this indicates that the file is hidden. By default, file explorers do not show hidden files unless you are set to do so.
System:If checked, this indicates that the file is a critical system file that is required for the proper operation of the computer. Microsoft Windows use it to mark important system files. By default, file explorers do not show system files, although hidden files are shown unless you are set to do so.
Read only :If this option is activated, it means that a file must not be modified. When opening the file, the file system API typically does not grant write permission to the requesting application unless the application explicitly requests it. Read-only attributes for folders are usually ignored and used for another purpose.
FAQ 27: Updated on: 27 August 2023 12:18