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    File Property Mass Edit

    I need to add/edit properties for lots of files. Instead of doing the select/Rt. Click/property individually for each file is there a way to mass edit this stuff? pulling it into something like a spread sheet would be wonderful.

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    Re: File Property Mass Edit

    What kind of files? Please try to provide sufficient information.

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    Re: File Property Mass Edit

    Is this Attribute Changer any use? I have v5.23 on my machine but I see the latest is v6.0a

    Ken

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    Re: File Property Mass Edit

    It just may work for me but that was two months ago and I can't even remember what I was doing.

    Thanks for the help anyway,
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    C DeWitt

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    Re: File Property Mass Edit

    If you have any familiarity with DOS in the old days, you could go into a Command Prompt window and run ATTRIB:<pre>Displays or changes file attributes.

    ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [drive:][path][filename]
    [/S [/D]]

    + Sets an attribute.
    - Clears an attribute.
    R Read-only file attribute.
    A Archive file attribute.
    S System file attribute.
    H Hidden file attribute.
    [drive:][path][filename]
    Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
    /S Processes matching files in the current folder
    and all subfolders.
    /D Processes folders as well.</pre>

    If you had all the filenames in a text file, say FILES.TXT, and wanted to apply the same attributes to each one, say +R and +H you could run the following command in the Command Prompt window, if you have previously changed to the required directory:<pre>for /f "tokens=*" %a in (files.txt) do attrib +r +h "%a"</pre>

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    Re: File Property Mass Edit

    Thanks, I remember the ATTRIB command from the DOS days although I don't remember MS-DOS doing "for" and "do" commands. As I said above though the big problem I have right now is I don't remember why I needed to do this.

    All this help now and nowhere to go!

    Thanks anyway,
    Thanks,

    C DeWitt

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