In Windows, there are multiple ways to view and modify file properties. This includes viewing the properties of a single file, as well as multiple files at once.
Viewing Properties of a Single File
The easiest way to view the properties of any file in Windows is to right-click on the file, and then select “Properties” from the menu that appears.
This will open up a window with several tabs, each containing different information about the file. The General tab displays basic information such as the name, size, date last modified, etc. The Security tab allows you to view and modify the permissions associated with the file. The Details tab contains detailed information about the file such as the type, owner, version number, etc. Finally, the Attributes tab displays any attributes associated with the file, such as read-only, hidden, etc.
From this window, you can also access the previous versions of the file if System Restore is enabled, as well as the file’s digital signature if one exists.
Viewing Properties of Multiple Files
If you wish to view the properties of multiple files at once, you can do so by selecting the files in either Windows Explorer or the command line.
In Windows Explorer, select the files you wish to view the properties of, right-click on them, and then select “Properties” from the menu that appears. This will open up a window with several tabs, and each tab will contain the properties for each of the selected files.
In the command line, you can view the properties for multiple files by using the “dir” command. For example, the following command would display the properties for all files in the current directory:
This will display the properties for each file, including the size, date modified, and attributes.
You can modify certain properties in the same way that you view them. For example, to change the read-only attribute of a file, simply check or uncheck the “Read-only” box in the Attributes tab of the file’s Properties window.
You can also modify the permissions associated with the file by selecting the “Security” tab in the Properties window and then making the desired changes.
Finally, you can also use the “attrib” command in the command line to modify file attributes. For example, the following command would make a file read-only:
attrib +r filename
In summary, there are multiple ways to check and modify the properties of files in Windows. By using either Windows Explorer or the command line, you can view and modify the properties of a single file or multiple files at once.