A copied file or folder may not retain its original file or folder attributes on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

You make a copy of a file or a folder on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer. After you do this, the copied file or folder may not retain its original file or folder attributes, such as the read-only and hidden attributes.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix because the Shell32.dll file is updated.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Shell32.dll6.0.2900.28188,453,12029-Dec-200502:02x86SP2SP2QFE
Xpsp3res.dll5.1.2600.281822,52829-Dec-200500:04x86SP2SP2QFE

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 912680 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbwinxpsp2fix kbbug kbfix KB912680

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