Windows 10: An error occurred applying attributes to the file in Windows 10

Discus and support An error occurred applying attributes to the file in Windows 10 in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; [ATTACH]You may see the message “An error occurred applying attributes to the file” in Windows 10 because of lack of permission or ownership, or if the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by WinClub, Jun 20, 2021.

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    An error occurred applying attributes to the file in Windows 10


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    You may see the message “An error occurred applying attributes to the file” in Windows 10 because of lack of permission or ownership, or if the file is encrypted. In this article, we will be going over all the possible solutions to fix the error. An error occurred applying attributes to the file in Windows […]

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    WinClub, Jun 20, 2021
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  2. Change file attribute to 'unhide'

    Hello Walt,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the attribute of any file/folder to unhide.

    Step A: Show Hidden files

    1. Open Windows Explorer(win logo key+E) or My computer.

    2. Now click on View on top of the window.
    3. Untick ‘Hidden items’ in the options.

    Step B: Change file attribute

    1. Once the hidden file is located, right click on the file/folder you want to change the attribute for.

    2. Go to ‘properties’, untick the box facing hidden.

    3. Now, Click on ‘apply’ and then ‘ok’.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Jun 20, 2021
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  3. Bobby_Jay Win User
    another Error applying attributes message.. Decrypting files

    So I'm currently running Windows 10 Pro. I have a couple files on my desktop that i'm trying to decrypt,

    I've already disabled the EFS, and now when I [Right-click> properties> advanced> uncheck encrypt click apply] I'm met with an error message that says:

    "An error has occurred applying these attributes to the following file:" file name blah blah blah then under that it says "The service cannot be started because it is either disabled or it has no enabled devices associated with it." then underneath that
    it has 4 buttons saying "ignore, ignore all, try again, and cancel."

    I'm the admin of this computer. And this is very strange to me. I've tried exploring the security tab and adding users (does nothing) removing users (does nothing). I'm just stuck with this error and it's annoying. Please someone, ANYONE help me with this
    issue. I'll answer any questions you need. Thanks in advanced!
     
    Bobby_Jay, Jun 20, 2021
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    An error occurred applying attributes to the file in Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 20, 2021
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