On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Karen Lewellen <klewel...@shellworld.net> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> its complicated.  However, is there a way to copy over a file that is
> technically hidden?
> having  a bit of a computer crisis.

DOS recognizes four file attributes: archive, read-only, hidden, and
system.  The ATTRIB command should allow you to diddle them.

See https://www.computerhope.com/attribhl.htm

Hidden simply means the file doesn't show in a DIR list, but I don't
recall it preventing copying over it.  If it's also read-only, you'll
get a permission denied error.

Offhand, you should be able to run ATTRIB, clear the read-only and
hidden attributes, copy over the file, than restore read-only and
hidden if desired.

> thanks,
> Kare

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