How to view and change the file attributes in Windows
Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope
In Microsoft Windows, you can see the attributes of a file by viewing the file properties. To view the file properties, follow the steps below.
- Right-click the file for which you want to view the file attributes.
- Select the Properties option.
- In the file Properties window, you should see the attributes under the General tab, as shown in the picture below.
- You can check or uncheck the attributes you want to enable or disable. For example, if you wanted to make the file read-only so it cannot be modified or changed, check the Read-only box and then click Ok.
To adjust the file attributes in MS-DOS or the Windows command line, use the attrib command.