Windows 10: Need help with file attributes Solved

  1.    01 Apr 2018 #1

    Need help with file attributes

    Hi and thanks for adding me. I have been searching the internet like crazy and it seems no one knows what i'm asking for. I want to change the attribute to hidden for one file type. In particular .db files. I don't want to change one file, I want to change all. db files. Its for basically the thumbs.db file. I do not want to change the fact that I want to use thumbnails and go back to icons. There has got to be a way, just cant find it. I have also tried software ie: attribute changer, which will only do an individual file. I also don't want to go into each of my picture folders and change each Thumbs.db individually. Yes I have a lot of folders and pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated and welcome. Thanks to all for your anticipated responses.
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  2.    01 Apr 2018 #2

    Welcome to the forum's. Are all files in one folder or all over the disk?
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  3.    01 Apr 2018 #3

    All in my pictures folder, but I have 12gb, over 23,000 files in 193 folders within my pics.
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  4.    01 Apr 2018 #4

    strat4play said: View Post
    All in my pictures folder, but I have 12gb, over 23,000 files in 193 folders within my pics.
    Go to your Pictures folder.
    In the View menu, select to show hidden files.
    In the Search field (next to the address bar) type Thumbs.db and wait to get all the Thumbs.db files.
    Click on the first one and then holding the Shift key click on the last one to select them all.
    Then right click and select Properties. In properties check the "Hidden" attribute.

    That's it!
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  5.    01 Apr 2018 #5

    That was an easy and elegant solution. Thank you so much
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  6.    01 Apr 2018 #6

    strat4play said: View Post
    That was an easy and elegant solution. Thank you so much
    You're very welcome! :)
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  7.    01 Apr 2018 #7

    I was looking for reg entries or scripts to do it. I was way to ahead of myself. Thanks again
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  8.    01 Apr 2018 #8

    Some things are much easier than we think... Welcome to TenForums!
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 64bit
       01 Apr 2018 #9

    Another solution would be... open Command Prompt and type:

    attrib /?
    -which will give you possible options for using attrib command.

    For example:
    attrib +h d:\photo\thumbs.db /S
    -should change to hidden all thumbs.db files inside photo folder (on drive D: in this case) and it's subfolders.Tryout on smaller amount of files first, though.
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  10.    02 Apr 2018 #10

    Thanks BogdanH .. thats was I was originally looking for, but the other solution worked well
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