MS-DOS Application Does Not Display Directories and Files (96485)
This article was previously published under Q96485
MS-DOS applications such as Office Writer or Harvard Graphics will
not display certain files and directories on the screen so that you
can select them for file operations. To access them, you must enter
the entire path and filename at the prompt.
When the application and its data files are installed on the server
(HPFS386), for example in the \HG directory, the network
administrator uses Permit Tree to copy the permissions (set on \HG)
to its subdirectories and files. These subdirectories and files are
now marked with the archive bit on. Applications, such as Office
Writer and Harvard Graphics, look at the archive bit as a hidden
attribute and do not display them on the screen as available.
• Use Netadmin to Revoke Tree, in our example, from the \HG
directory. The archive bit will be turned off.
• You can set permissions at the \HG directory level and users can
access the subdirectories using the parent permissions.
• If you want to set permissions to the subdirectories explicitly,
highlight the subdirectory and choose <View permissions>. Do not
use Permit Tree.
• You can also use OS/2 File Manager to check if the archive bit of a
subdirectory or file is set.
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