1. To right click on the .System folder, you need to make it visible first.
2. Changing the attribute will last temporarily only. The moment you disconnect the nüvi from the computer, it resets the folder attributes (read post #1 properly):
krasi1606 gave absolutely relevant and simple one-time way to make hidden folders visible through the internal Windows dialog. This setting is enough to copy files to and from .System folder.
OS saves this natural and convenient setting, so you need not to think of it again. The first thing to be done after the OS installation.
Can't realize why do you want to remove that 'hidden' attribute.
Further, when trying krasni1606's suggestion on a nüvi 1490, it turns out the Hidden attribute is greyed out and therefore can not be changed manually. Hence the need for a script or batch file.
Last edited by smokefree; 14th April 2014 at 12:15 AM.
- run cmd as administrator
if garmin have letter G then add this in cmd and hit enter:
g: and hit enter
- nov add this in cmd:
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
and whait that procedure is over
if your device have letter f then procedure look like this:
add in cmd:
f: and hit enter
attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.*
Of course my english is rather poor, so i'll try once again and in other words: what for do you remove that attribute (hidden)? What is your aim? As described above one time OS setting 'to show hidden folders' is sufficient to manage files within all the folders in the system including hidden ones (provided you have enough rights).Can't realize why do you want to remove that 'hidden' attribute.
i never remove no attributes (neither H, nor S) but copy newer files to and delete older ones from .SYSTEM.
I feel we have a misunderstanding, so please allow me to clarify. I do not promote the (permanent) removal of the hidden attribute of the .System folder. All I am trying to make clear is that krasi1606's procedure does not serve any purpose. To remove the hidden attribute his way, you first have to make the .System folder visible by changing the folder settings. After all, as long as the .System folder is invisible, you can not right-click on it to change the attributes. Now comes the interesting part: on a few nüvi 1xxx units, I have been unable to remove the hidden attribute of the .System folder since it is greyed out (see screenshot in my previous post). And even IF you were able to deselect the hidden attribute, the moment you disconnect the device from the USB cable, the attribute resets itself (see quote in my previous posts).
The purpose of this thread, started by qwik, is merely to save users the effort of changing folder settings manually to make the hidden .System folder visible. Running (double clicking) the batch file provided in post #1 is therefore an easier method than using a series of clicks.