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Keep original date and time while copy a file


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#1 aspfun

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:21 PM

How to keep original date and time while copy a file?

For example, the file mywork.doc is created on 10/20/2017 8:55 AM in a folder c:\mywork\

When I copied it to a backup folder c:\myworkbackup\, it will get new date and time as today's date and time. (03/08/2018 2:20 PM)

I want to keep the file mywork.doc date and time as 10/20/2017 8:55 AM while the file being copied.

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:34 PM

I don't know how you would prevent Windows from changing the date. The only way I know of is to copy the file then change the date manually with one of the below programs. If you are copying many files at once then Bulk File Changer is the most useful.

 

https://www.petges.lu/

 

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:25 PM

If you right a file then click on properties it will show the created date, modified date and the current date.  Am I missing something?


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