Archive Bit Is Not Reset When a File Is Renamed

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SYMPTOMS
When you rename a file on an NTFS or FAT partition, the archive bit is notset to indicate the file has changed. As a result, utilities that rely onthe archive bit, such as backup utilities, do not correctly handle arenamed file.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the file system drivers do not set the archivebit when a file is renamed.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 178414 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 16:19:01 - Revision: 1.3

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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