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robocopy with DCOPY:T does not work

by lele528020 / May 21, 2013 12:26 PM PDT

I am using Win7, the switch DCOPY:T can be used (I mean there is no parameter error) in the command robocopy C:\TEST F:\test \E \MIR \COPYALL \DCOPY:T BUT! folder stamps are not preserved except for folders that does not have more folder under it, i.e., all folders that have other subfolders under them are not getting time stamps preserved. What is going on here? I googled for 2h and still cannot find thread asking the same question. Thank you very much!

I ran cmd elevated.

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back or forward slashes?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2013 10:59 PM PDT

For years I've used the forward slash for command line parameters and backslash for the folder names.

Could it be that?

ABOUT the time stamps. On NTFS there are three time stamps so if you copy to say FAT32 you might lose one. Not only that, the DIR may not show all three stamps.

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solved, but still confused
by lele528020 / May 21, 2013 1:18 PM PDT

I later on tried /copy:t first, which only copies the directory tree with the original time stamp. and then /copyall, this time all data are copy with original time stamp into those folders that have correct time stamp. So it is OK now. But still, I am confused why /copyall at the first place does not work, why bother to do this two-step copy.

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