What are the attributes of Files?

File attributes are settings associated with computer files that grant or deny certain rights to how a user or the operating system can access that file. For example, IBM compatible computers running MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows have capabilities of having read, archive, system, and hidden attributes.
  • Read - Only allows a file to be read, but nothing can be written to the file.
  • Archive - Tells Windows Backup to backup the file.
  • System - System file.
  • Hidden - File will not be shown when doing a regular dir from DOS.


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