Sylvain Petreolle spetreolle at
Thu May 9 08:40:55 CDT 2002

> Actually, the flag can be cleared (usually by a
> backup program, for
> incremental or differential backups). Now, I don't
> think (but could be
> wrong) that this flag is still used actively, even
> by backup programs (a
> database would probably be their best bet know, with
> a signature of the
> file).
> In Wine, the flag is only "set" when a program wants
> to know the
> attributes of a file; elsewhere, the attribute is
> non existent. So I
> guess it can stay that way.
> Insyde, does the Archive flag is one of the
> differences you saw? BTW,
> FAT32 or NTFS?
> Bye,
> Vincent 

The "Archive" flag isn't used today :
- no program cares about it in Windows (95+)
- on NT it's only there for compatibility because ntfs
has other inforamtion on a file such as owner, groups
and so on.

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