Once in a blue moon, I feel so much tired that only a very serious emergency can make me move my arms and legs. But some things have to be done whether you like or not. For example, when deploying a finished software, you have to make sure that file attributes for all the files included in the package have the correctly set attributes. Even though this is the most hated phase of software development, someone has to do it and at my work usually I am assigned this responsibility. Fortunately, there are some quick commands that can do this for you very fast. And if you are not into commands, then you can always use software like ForceHide.
ForceHide is a simple and small utility that can quickly set the file attributes for any number of files in Windows. It has a very easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface. You can select multiple files in Windows File Explorer and then drag them onto the ForceHide window. Then you can simply use one of the buttons given in the ForceHide window – Hide me!, Unhide me!, System me!, Unsystem me! – which sets the hidden file attribute, removes the hidden file attribute, sets the system file attribute and removes the system file attribute respectively.
There is nothing more to this program. It is the simplest and easiest utility to toy around with the file attributes. Although, you can perhaps do the same easily by giving the attribute command in the command prompt, but that take a few more extra steps and you have to be careful in specifying the file names in the command line. ForceHide on the other hand can take multiple files in the same go and toggle the file attributes at the click of a single mouse button.
You can download ForceHide from http://www.adlice.com/software/forcehide/.