win10 foto data are now system files - how to change

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    win10 foto data are now system files - how to change

    Hello dear helpers, dear community,

    using adobe lightroom one can rename files inside the program.
    But it did not change a dozen of the files because they are marked as system files!

    How can I change those files back to a normal behaviour?
    I do have the full rights for those files and Windows does not show any differende to the other files in the same folder.
    Even other programs like rename-it does not load these files.

    Any Idea? Any hint would help.
    Thank you in advance
    Manfred Mueller Manimotion
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046


    Which files are reported as system files by your Lightroom application?
    Does File explorer confirm that they are system files? [You can add the Attributes column to your File explorer Details view by right-clicking on any column header, selecting More... then setting the checkbox for Attributes.]

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    Thread Starter

    Hi Denis,

    thanks for the hint, now I see that those files are marked as SA instead of the normal A.
    win10 foto data are now system files - how to change-screenshot-2023-05-05-142556.jpg

    Wow, this really helped. After seeing the attributes I searched for a program to change these Attributes and found "Attribute Changer". This makes it easy an after changing I tested the results in Lightroom - it worked!!! All files are o.k.
    ((it seems years ago one used dos for this... - now I remember)).

    Again thank you very much and greetings from Nuremberg Germany
    Last edited by Manimotion; 05 May 2023 at 08:02.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046

    Would I be right in thinking that the nef-data files are your pictures whilst the xmp-data files are some sort of control file used by Lightroom?
    I find those 2008 files dates very odd.

    Do the nef-data files remain as system files when Lightroom is closed?
    Has anything changed between the last nef file that is not a system file and the first one that is a system file/
    If so I suspect a Lightroom fault. Lightroom classic has a user forum you could search or ask in.

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