File Appears Shaded After Removing the Hidden File Attribute

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After you remove the hidden file attribute from a file on your Windows 98-based or Windows 95-based computer, the file may remain shaded and appear to still have the hidden file attribute.


This issue can occur if you make this change but do not refresh the screen.


To work around this issue, press F5 to refresh the screen after you have removed the hidden attribute from a file.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


For information about how to view hidden files, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
141276 How to View System and Hidden Files in Windows


Article ID: 208071 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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