If you need to change the folder attributes in Windows 7, you should check out this free tool to apply any folder attributes with only a few clicks.
Some folder attributes can be easily changed via Windows. Simply right-click on a folder, click on Properties and check the folder attributes that you need (e.g. read-only). However, you can’t change the time and date of the folder creation so quickly, that’s when you can use the Attribute Changer.
The Attribute Changer 6 works on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and 7 and supports both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit systems, but if you intend to install this on Windows XP, you should first install the Windows Security Update KB926255.
After downloading and installing the Attribute Changer, you can immediately right-click on any folder and click on “Change Attributes” to change the folder attributes:
You can easily change the folder attributes to read-only, hidden, archive, system, compress and you can even select/deselect indexing which is very handy to quickly de-index large folders and files that you want to keep private. (If you need more advice how to configure the windows 7 indexing options, read this)
When you click on advanced, you can change the date and time of a folder:
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Overall, this is a pretty handy tool to change the folder attributes in Windows 7. Thumbs up!