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The Archive Bit Is Not Set When You Copy a File from a CD-ROM to a Disk
Article ID: 326222 - View products that this article applies to.
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If you use Windows Explorer to copy a file from a CD-ROM drive to a folder whose archiving bit is set on a local hard disk, the "File is ready for archiving" (or archive) bit is not set.
To work around this problem, copy the files at a command prompt (instead of by using Windows Explorer). The archive bit is set correctly if you copy files at a command prompt.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.