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How to Add a File Attributes context menu in Windows 10

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File attributes are metadata associated with computer files that define file system behavior. Each attribute can have one of two states: set and cleared. Attributes are considered distinct from other metadata, such as dates and times, filename extensions or file system permissions. In addition to files, folders, volumes and other file system objects may have attributes.

This tutorial will show you how to add an Attributes context menu to quickly display or set and clear the file attributes below for files and folders in Windows 10.

While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users are able to use it.

The Attributes context menu will not set or clear attributes of files or folders that you are not the owner of.

File Attributes Symbol Description
Read-only R The file is read-only.
Archive A The file is a candidate for backup or removal.
System S The file is a system file. That is, the file is part of the operating system or is used exclusively by the operating system.
Hidden H The file is hidden, and thus is not included in an ordinary directory listing unless you have Windows set to show hidden (faded) files, folders, and drives.
Not content indexed I To not allow files to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.

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When you use the "Display attributes..." context menu item, it will display all attributes of the file or folder like below.
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EXAMPLE: Attributes context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

 2. To Add Attributes Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



 3. To Remove Attributes Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,