how to backup/restore of windows file attributes

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Dec 30 21:57:10 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-30 at 22:40 +0100, Matthias Meyer wrote:
> I use rsync for backing up windows.
> After a restore of Desktop.ini I recognize that the hidden attribut and the
> system attribut will not been restored.
> I know, this are no unix attributes. But is there a way to backup and
> restore the windows attributes too?

I know of no way to copy the Windows system and hidden attributes using
rsync.  (If Cygwin would expose the attributes via st_flags and chflags,
then they would be handled by the rsync fileflags patch.)  I bet
RoboCopy can do it.


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