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Reading & Copying Hidden files

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by Miles88, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. Miles88

    Miles88 Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2003
    Is there a way for me to read hiiden files using DOS? I have tried using an old version of Dosshell, with no luck. I tried selecting "View All Files" and it gives me an out of memory error (I have 512MB extended memory).

    My computer crashed bigtime. I can get a dos prompt, so I am trying to copy my old email files (inbox, etc). I am running XP Pro, and I can not read the files because they are hidden files.

    Any suggestions?
  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    You need to use the ATTRIB comand to change the attributes

    ATTRIB -s -h -r *.*
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