Topic: ARCHIVE GLITCH WARNING
Do NOT attempt to use the 'Change Category' option on any items located in your news archive.
Doing so will delete ALL archived news and I have been unable to find any hassle free method of recovering.
This issue was pointed out to the 'support' desk some time ago but has not been responded to.
The only way to recover the data is to delete ALL archive-related files in the news directory, then download the dated news content php files, create new stories for each item, then backdate it to original date.