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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

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    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

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    You need to use the ATTRIB comand to change the attributes

    ATTRIB -s -h -r *.*
     
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