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jebby
19-03-2004, 09:23 PM
I know this is probably a dumb question but could someone please explain what the three boxes " Read only " " Hidden " " Archive " are all about. They are on any file when opened in properties.

peter.jonsson
19-03-2004, 09:39 PM
Pretty much what it says; Read Only=no writing possible, Hidden=Cant see file unless your system allows you to read hidden files as standard.

stu140103
19-03-2004, 09:41 PM
> I know this is probably a dumb question but could
> someone please explain what the three boxes " Read
> only " " Hidden " " Archive " are all about. They
> are on any file when opened in properties.

Read only - as the name suggests, it mean if you tick it then will not be able to write/ save to that file.

Hidden - as the name suggests, it mean if you tick it then change you folder view opinion to not to be able to see hidden files then that file/folder is hidden

Archive - Not too sure on this one, some one else should be able to tell us that one :)

Hope this helps

robsonde
19-03-2004, 09:47 PM
archive is not of much use to most people,it was designed to be used by backup programs. by marking a file as archive the program know that that file had been backedup.

jebby
20-03-2004, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the replies, like they say, " It's easy when you know how "