setup an archive bit on a folder/file.

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
after a full back up of a folder, I don't want that folder to be backed up in the differential. I want to set up an archive bit so that all differential backup doesn't backup the folder.

I know there are other ways, but I need to know how this way is done.

I don't know the checkbox of "This folder is Ready for archiving" can do this

Question by:jskfan
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Rob Williams
    You can use the attrib command to display or change the back up file attribute:
    For example to enable the archive bit for all files in a directory and it's subdirectories:
      attrib  +A   C:\BackUp\*.*   /S  /D

    ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [drive:][path][filename]
           [/S [/D]]

      +   Sets an attribute.
      -   Clears an attribute.
      R   Read-only file attribute.
      A   Archive file attribute.
      S   System file attribute.
      H   Hidden file attribute.
          Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
      /S  Processes matching files in the current folder
          and all subfolders.
      /D  Processes folders as well.

    Author Comment

    RobWill ,

    your statement above is for setting attribute with commands. how about using GUI? where should it have be done?
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    Accepted Solution

    For GUI
    Right click on file and choose properties, on the general tab choose advanced, select " file is ready for archiving"
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    Expert Comment

    by:Rob Williams
    Thanks jskfan,
    Enjoy the weekend !

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