File Attributes not changing

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free2love
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File Attributes not changing

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I am using version 0.98.0.

When I am rating images, XnView is writing the rating back to the files, but it is not changing the file attributes. This means that my backup software is not seeing a file attribute change and not including them for my differential backup (I am using Cobian Backup). Is there a setting to make XnView change file attributes? I am not seeing anything to do that.

Thanks

Actually, after testing this with Adobe Bridge and Photo Mechanic, the latter is the only program that does set the file attribute to 'ready to archive'. Unless there is a setting for XnView to do this as well, I will have to do all of my image rating with Photo Mechanic from here on.
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michel038
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Re: File Attributes not changing

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Hi,
See : "Settings, General, File Operations" tab , 3 last options ...
free2love
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Re: File Attributes not changing

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michel038 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 8:20 am Hi,
See : "Settings, General, File Operations" tab , 3 last options ...
Thanks for your reply. I checked all 3 of those options, rated a file, looked at the properties and 'File is Ready for Archiving' was still not ticked.
I looked at the same file with Photo Mechanic, changed the rating then looked at the properties and 'File is Ready for Archiving' was ticked.
You got my hopes up, but it still isn't doing what I need.
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Re: File Attributes not changing

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You are right, XnViewMP should provide an option to enable the archive attribute when modifying a file ...
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