A type of marker that can be set or cleared for files stored on the file allocation table (FAT) or NTFS file system. Attributes indicate whether a file is:
Note: The above attributes can be set or cleared for files on both FAT and NTFS partitions. In addition, files on an NTFS volume can be marked as compressed. NTFS uses a number of other extended attributes internally. The term “attribute” can also refer generally to other file system information, such as time stamps, file size, link counts, and so on.