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.