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Finding writable files in a directory in a windows command line


If you want to find which files in a directory are writable, use this dos command ...

                       dir /a-r-d /s /b

/a is to search for attributes. In this case r is read only and d is directory. The minus signs negate those attributes. So we're looking for writable files only.

/s means recurse subdirectories

/b means bare format. Path and filename only.

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Windows 8.3 file naming setting is disabled for the product

To enable Windows 8.3 file naming setting use fsutil command Example:  c:\> fsutil 8dot3name set C: 0