02-27-2013 02:32 PM - edited 02-27-2013 02:42 PM
Archiving should remove them from the main storage, and free up some room for you.
In digital storage devices room for the actual files and the capacity of the file list could be two independent issues. If a fixed allotment of space is set aside for the list a maximum number of entries could be reached while the solid state drive (thumb drive, memory card etc) still has vacant space. If a numerical index is maintained to insure each entry is unique there could also be restrictions associated with the number of binary digits (bits) allocated to each number.
An ability to recall archived items might make it necessary to maintain a single list of the acount's contents in the reader's solid state drive, archived or not. It's all dependent on which choices were made by the development team. The option to hide archived items could be a reflection of them making this choice. If the internal storage scheme is set up this way archiving items wouldn't releive problems about the quantity of items on the list.