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Ack I Accidently Wrote Over A My Documents Notepad File

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#1 Rapier


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Posted 09 November 2005 - 01:44 PM

I noticed in the properties of the file I had checked the archive box. I spent a couple hours surfing to find out what it means without any luck. Has it been archived somewhere? I really screwed up. Help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:25 PM


The archive bit is used with back-up programs. In incremental back-ups, the back-up routine will check to see what files have changed since the last back-up. The archive bit is used as a flag to tell the back-up program that the file has changed.

Anyways, without going into all the technical details...just know that it is used with back-up programs.
Are you backing up your data? If so, do you have a back-up made before you made the change to the file? If not, you will not have a back-up copy of the file that you overwrote.


Edited by Joshuacat, 09 November 2005 - 08:26 PM.


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