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Storing BeOS files on other file systems

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

As you know, attributes associated with files are very important to many BeOS applications and functions. Without attributes, your e-mail messages have no subject or sender, your bookmarks have nothing at all, your people files are empty, and so on. If you need to move files from your BeOS partition to another filesystem, such as FAT, HFS, or EXT2FS, be sure and pack them up with an archiving system that supports BeOS attributes before you do. Right now, that means using zip. Full instructions on using zip for creating backups and archives can be found in this tip.

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