Move files while keeping date modified

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jaze, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. jaze

    jaze Guest

    Is there a way to move an entire file folder (e.g., My Documents) from
    one drive to another while keeping the dates of all the files within
    the folder the same as when they were created.
    If I use Windows Explorer to move a folder from one drive to another,
    all the file dates are changed to today's date.
    I've tried zipping the folder, and unzipping it on the new drive, but
    the dates still change.
    I want to keep the long file names.

    Thanks,
    -Jaze
     
    jaze, Jun 25, 2003
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  2. jaze

    Richard Guest

    "jaze" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Is there a way to move an entire file folder (e.g., My Documents) from
    > one drive to another while keeping the dates of all the files within
    > the folder the same as when they were created.
    > If I use Windows Explorer to move a folder from one drive to another,
    > all the file dates are changed to today's date.
    > I've tried zipping the folder, and unzipping it on the new drive, but
    > the dates still change.
    > I want to keep the long file names.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > -Jaze



    No. Windows sees a move as a new creation and therefor changes the date
    accordingly.
    some software editors may allow you to "tag" the files so that true creation
    dates can be associated with them.
     
    Richard, Jun 25, 2003
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  3. jaze

    °Mike° Guest

    XXCopy can retain the original dates.
    http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy15.htm


    On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 21:52:43 -0700, in
    <>
    jaze scrawled:

    >Is there a way to move an entire file folder (e.g., My Documents) from
    >one drive to another while keeping the dates of all the files within
    >the folder the same as when they were created.
    >If I use Windows Explorer to move a folder from one drive to another,
    >all the file dates are changed to today's date.
    >I've tried zipping the folder, and unzipping it on the new drive, but
    >the dates still change.
    >I want to keep the long file names.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >-Jaze


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    °Mike°, Jun 25, 2003
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