Which attribute is this?

Which file attribute marks a file as changed since the last backup?

A) System

B) Hidden

C) Archive

D) Modified

E) Messed-with

The answer: C) Archive

The archive file attribute is useful for backup programs that need to perform a differential backup. By identifying the files with the archive file set, the backups can be limited to only those files that have changed since the last full backup.

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