Posted 08 April 2006 - 05:12 PM
My situation is this: I'm trying to move a very large amount of files (both in size and volume) from a Windows ME computer to a Dell Windows XP, reformat the former, and then move all the files back to the Windows ME from the Dell. Unsurprisingly, my first question is what is the best way to move all these files? I am currently using floppies, since this computer has neither a cd-burner or internet access. For example, I've once seen a "memory stick" (I don't think I'm referring to it correctly) that is plugged into the USB port; if anyone could suggest such alternative devices to floppies (or elaborate on whatever I'm trying to allude to), that would be great. On that note, my second question involves timestamps, the information regarding a file's creation, modification, and access date. I would like to preserve all of my files' timestamps exactly as they are, but am finding that whenever I copy a file to a floppy, the creation date is changed to the current time. So, my two questions are actually somewhat intertwined. In short, how can I move large amounts of files efficiently and while preserving their timestamps? I give my thanks in advance to anyone who can answer both or even just one of these questions.