Read Access to Hidden Files on an NTFS Partition Seems to Be Lost

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You can mark files on a partition that uses the NTFS file system as hidden by setting the Hidden attribute (for example, by using the attrib +h myfile.txt command). If you set a file's Hidden attribute on an NTFS partition, read access to the file from NTFS may seem to be lost.


This problem occurs because a logic error causes Server for NFS to parse the permissions incorrectly.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;EN-US;CNTACTMS
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   26-Jul-2001  11:24  5.2000.328.23  201,104  Nfssvr.sys


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


Article ID: 304621 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 2.1
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