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How can i keep original folder\subfolder dates?

by xin / May 5, 2005 2:27 PM PDT

How can I transfer files from one drive partition to the other without changing the original folder & subfolder dates?
I tried most popular backup utilities but they all restore folders to current date & time.
What can i do to prevent date & time changes?

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How can i keep original folder dates?
by xin / May 6, 2005 1:48 AM PDT

can someone please advice how to avoid changing folder & subfolder dates when transfering files form one drive to the other?
Why has no one provided any help tips to this problem?
Even if ther's no solution to it, can't someone please say something?
i tried using file transfer utilities of hard drive manufactures - seagate, maxtor, WD - but they all just dump the files to current date & time. But that's useless waste of time! - i could simply use copy/paste to achieve same results.
Backup utilities even take longer hours but also restore to current date & time.
So what am i supposed to do to keep original dates?
Please tell me something even if you don't have any clue.

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This rabiit hold is deeper than this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2005 2:03 AM PDT
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YES! fileTIME stamp
by xin / May 6, 2005 3:59 AM PDT

Thanks Bob, for your tip to windows nagging Time Stamp
Yes, your're quite right! The 3-time stamps exists in windows explorer - date created, last accessed, and last modified.
hmm, I've been thinking of doing something weird to beat those attribute bits.
What if i pop out the battery from the computer?
Will windows run or is it illegal to run a computer without a battery?
I'm kind of thinking oh well, if windows can't find the clock, it will simply go ahead to copy the original source Time stamp to the destination drive without complaining.
What do u think about this trick provided it's not illegal doing so?
I don't give a darn if time dependent apps don't work! I just wanna copy only files and original date/time anyway. Is it illegal? And will windows run without battery?

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