The Z-Cron commands SETARCHIVBIT and TOUCHFILES can automatically change the properties of local or remote files.


This command sets the archive bit of all files in the specified local directory. Z-Cron iterates through all files in the specified folder and activates the archive bit of each file. This means that the files are marked to be included in the next backup. The archive bit is automatically set by Windows when a file is created or changed, and is cleared by some backup programs (optionally by Z-DBackup as well) during a backup, so that the file can be omitted from the next incremental or differential backup (backup of all changed files). The archive bit has no effect for complete backups.


The TOUCHFILES command iterates through all files in the specified local directory and for each file updates the timestamp of the last change to the current date and time.

Change file attributes

In combination with the STARTREMOTE command, these commands can also be executed on a remote computer in the local network. Z-Cron must be installed on both the target computer and the computer which issues the command.

Change file attributes

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