Microsoft® JScript®
Attributes Property
 Scripting Run-Time Reference 
Version 3 

See Also                  Applies To


Description
Sets or returns the attributes of files or folders. Read/write or read-only, depending on the attribute.
Syntax
object.Attributes [= newattributes]

The Attributes property has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. Always the name of a File or Folder object.
newattributes Optional. If provided, newattributes is the new value for the attributes of the specified object.

Settings
The newattributes argument can have any of the following values or any logical combination of the following values:

Constant Value Description
Normal 0 Normal file. No attributes are set.
ReadOnly 1 Read-only file. Attribute is read/write.
Hidden 2 Hidden file. Attribute is read/write.
System 4 System file. Attribute is read/write.
Volume 8 Disk drive volume label. Attribute is read-only.
Directory 16 Folder or directory. Attribute is read-only.
Archive 32 File has changed since last backup. Attribute is read/write.
Alias 64 Link or shortcut. Attribute is read-only.
Compressed 128 Compressed file. Attribute is read-only.

Remarks
The following code illustrates the use of the Attributes property with a file:
function ToggleArchiveBit(filespec)
{
  var fso, f, r, s;
  fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
  f = fso.GetFile(filespec)
  if (f.attributes && 32)
  {
    f.attributes = f.attributes - 32;
    s = "Archive bit is cleared.";
  }
  else
  {
    f.attributes = f.attributes + 32;
    s =  "Archive bit is set.";
  }
  return(s);
}

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