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August 25, 2005 7:32:22 PM

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Hi

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to hide the attributes of a file,
without hiding the file itself.

I've got a file in a folder, and even if I set the advanced security
properties so that the 'Read Attributes' permission is denied, anyone with
access to the folder can still see the access times etc.

Am I misunderstanding what Read Attributes actually means?

Thanks,

Ben

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August 25, 2005 7:32:23 PM

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What are file attributes, and how can I change them?
http://kb.iu.edu/data/aift.html

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Ben" wrote:

| Hi
|
| Can anyone tell me if it's possible to hide the attributes of a file,
| without hiding the file itself.
|
| I've got a file in a folder, and even if I set the advanced security
| properties so that the 'Read Attributes' permission is denied, anyone with
| access to the folder can still see the access times etc.
|
| Am I misunderstanding what Read Attributes actually means?
|
| Thanks,
|
| Ben
August 26, 2005 1:40:13 PM

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Hi Carey

Thanks for your reply.

I understand a bit better what file attributes are... but I'm still unclear
about the Read Attributes permission (in properties \ security tab \
advanced dialog) - can anyone describe what it does?!

Whatever I try, whether 'Read Attributes' is permitted or denied, the user
can always see the file attributes... Surely it does *something*!?

Thanks

Ben


On 25/8/05 4:29 pm, in article ez1UanYqFHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl, "Carey
Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

> What are file attributes, and how can I change them?
> http://kb.iu.edu/data/aift.html
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------------
>
> "Ben" wrote:
>
> | Hi
> |
> | Can anyone tell me if it's possible to hide the attributes of a file,
> | without hiding the file itself.
> |
> | I've got a file in a folder, and even if I set the advanced security
> | properties so that the 'Read Attributes' permission is denied, anyone with
> | access to the folder can still see the access times etc.
> |
> | Am I misunderstanding what Read Attributes actually means?
> |
> | Thanks,
> |
> | Ben
>
!