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Attributes do not match


Attributes do not match. Present attributes (Directory, Compressed) , included attributes (0), excluded attributes (Compressed, Encrypted)

When you will see this issue

You may hit this error when you are tying to upgrade SQL Server and drive where SQL Server binaries and/or shared features are installed is compressed with NTFS windows file system compression and/or encryption is enabled.


Go to “C:\Program Files” and check the properties of “Microsoft SQL Server” folder. Here in the properties window you will fins advanced option under the General tab. Now go to advanced option and look for “Compress contents to save disk space” and “encrypt contents to secure data”. You will find these options as checked. Please uncheck these options and apply the changes. Now run the install again and it will run successfully.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jayesh sonpal #

    Thanx a lot….my problem got solved.

    January 15, 2012
  2. DSKishore #

    Good Info……….Tanx a lot

    May 4, 2012
  3. Rajat Kumar #

    My problem also got resolved. Thanks a lot.

    October 17, 2012
  4. Maker Akau #

    Wow………….Your information where accurate. My issued is resolved. Great information.

    October 26, 2012
  5. John #

    very good answer. thank u very much..

    November 28, 2012
  6. Buddhi #

    Wow thanks ,,

    all things get right.

    thans again

    December 24, 2012
  7. sara #

    Hey really its working perfectly thank you so much;;

    March 18, 2013
  8. Polelo #

    Worked like a charm, thanks a million times.

    April 11, 2013
  9. carla #

    Thank you very much, it works.

    May 22, 2013
  10. carla #

    Thank you very much. It works

    May 22, 2013
  11. kumar satyam #

    Thanks a lot

    July 31, 2014

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