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    DOS question.

    Hello. In CMD prompt, how can I "see" the found.001 folder to be able to delete it ? I am on c:\, I do a DIR /w/p but no found.x shows up.
    All this, obviously, in Windows 10 14393.5. Thanks. Jean.

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    attrib -h -s found.001

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    <philosophical point>
    If you can't 'see' FOUND.001, how do you know it exists?
    </philosophical point>

    Compare sound of trees falling in uninhabited forests, one hand clapping, etc...
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    Hello Browni and thanks. I just knew that somebody would come up with the way to help me. I worked fine. One funny here, they became visible but deleting them in DOS did not delete them, in windows, they left good.

    For Batcher, they were visible but greyed out. Have a look and thou ought to be surprised.

    DOS is still underlying in W-10, I use a lot of DOS commands, but that one escaped me, the attrib !

    Jean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    DOS is still underlying in W-10, I use a lot of DOS commands, but that one escaped me, the attrib!
    There are some who would say that Windows 10 is just a better way of running the Command Prompt window!
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    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    Hello Browni and thanks. I just knew that somebody would come up with the way to help me. I worked fine. One funny here, they became visible but deleting them in DOS did not delete them, in windows, they left good.

    For Batcher, they were visible but greyed out. Have a look and thou ought to be surprised.

    DOS is still underlying in W-10, I use a lot of DOS commands, but that one escaped me, the attrib !

    Jean.
    DOS is NOT underlying in Windows 10. The Command Prompt window is just a shell to enable DOS-like commands.
    Joe

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    JoeP, hello.
    Thanks for the well worded clarification. That shell is so nice that it is hard for the unknowing user, to tell the wheat from the chaff.
    Have a great evening. Jean.

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    Also good to know if a person has a DOS book/handbook is that not all of the DOS commands and switches for them work in the Command Prompt in WinXP and later.

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    http://gobruen.com/progs/dos_batch/dos_batch.html
    There are other web sites which give DOS information, the above is just one of many.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    When I studied it, THIS came in a two-volume set. So here it is is for free (it seems - I haven't downloaded it myself, but that was the textbook).

    Interesting link from that, for old-timers, to home computers.
    Last edited by dogberry; 2016-07-28 at 03:11.

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    OK dogberry, we know what's going to happen now. Let me start. When I started computing I used scratches on a cave wall. None of those new-fangled beads on wires for me.
    Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat though.

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    I'm still learning to use an abacus

    This new fangled technology !

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    Man has made progress, man moved from grunt and throw spear to grunt and click mouse. [I think I got that from either Reader's Digest or Saturday Night Live.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    OK dogberry, we know what's going to happen now. Let me start. When I started computing I used scratches on a cave wall. None of those new-fangled beads on wires for me.
    How true! How true!
    Scratching was the easy part, but erasing was a real chore.
    We kept having to move because our cave would eventually be larger than we needed!

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    Browni, hello.

    attrib -h -s found.001 This has worked wonders, thanks. Can you now decipher this for me, the switch -h and - s ! Having fun. Jean.

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