I have another post where I couldn't get cp to work the way I wanted it to. I got it to work, but it gave me a new issue. Long story summed up: I have a 10.5 server hosting smb services to windows users. Its on a Mac Pro. The Mac had hardware issues and Apple sent me a new one. While I was getting the pro tested, I copied the OS to a USB drive and booted it off a mini. Thats what is running right now - the mini with the 10.5 config from the mac pro. I got the new server, installed 10.6 on it, imported users and the such, turned on OD and SMB - all good. I had files hosted in the default public folder on the 10.5 server I wanted to copy onto the new server. My ACLs weren't right, so I wanted to copy them onto the new server without them. I turned off the old server, plugged that USB drive into the new server and ran: fileserver-1:Server HD admin$ sudo cp -vR /Volumes/ExtServer/Shared\ Items/Public/* /Volumes/Server\ HD/Shared\ Items/Public/ All seemed to work OK. Users could map to public, open files and look at them - all good. When I went to save a change I made to a .xls file, it tells me I have to save it as something else. I 'get info'd the file on the mac side and all seems OK. On the windows side however, the 'archive' check box is checked. I'm assuming thats my problem? How can I get rid of those archive checkboxes, and prevent that from happening in the future? Thanks in advance - I'm really stuck here!