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Attribute Changer

By Romain Petges Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 1, 2009

As the name suggests, Attribute Changer allows users to quickly and easily change the attributes of files and folders. Its seamless integration into Windows makes it a good choice for users who frequently need to make these types of changes.

Once installed, the program is accessed by right-clicking on the file or folder in question. From there, the program opens, with its functions organized into tabs for folder properties, file properties, reporting, and settings. The program allows users to change the file type (hidden, compressed, read-only, and so on) and adjust date and time stamps. Although the built-in Help file does an adequate job of explaining the program's features, it's definitely not geared toward novices; the program and Help file both assume that users will have some experience with changing attributes and will know the hows and whys of doing so. For example, the Help file warns users "Be careful in changing the System and Hidden attributes. They are used by the Windows operating system to flag special folders." If you don't already know what you're doing, Attribute Changer isn't going to explain it for you. But if you are used to working with attributes, Attribute Changer is an accessible, easy way to quickly make the desired changes.

Attribute Changer is free to try, but there was no indication of whether there are trial limitations. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to intermediate and advanced users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.0

  • New : Randomise feature on individual datetime stamps
  • New : Export of detailed report results ( CSV format )
  • New : Shell context menu displays icons ( optional )
  • New : Detailed logging can be enabled/disabled at any time
  • New : Last used settings automatically saved
  • New : Shell extension adds additional context menu items

General

Release July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 8.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 82,785
Downloads Last Week 17
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Developer's Description

Attribute Changer enables the user to change attributes on files and folders within en masse. You can change standard attributes (RSHA), index attribute on Win2k, date, time and the compression state on NTFS volumes. Exceptions and filters can be specified to fine tune the process.