Copy files and preserve dates.
This is not a native feature of this OS and you'll have to pick a better tool for copying files. I use SyncBack and GoodSync for this.
Is there any way I can preserve the original creation date of a word document that is going to be backed up to an external hard drive. When it goes onto the external drive a "new" creation date is made and it can be newer than the modified date. I am looking to preserve the original date of my documents that are going to be backed up and then put onto a new computer but I can't seem to be able to figure out how to do this.