Coffeehouse Thread

7 posts

Forum Read Only

This forum has been made read only by the site admins. No new threads or comments can be added.

Preserving file create date?

Back to Forum: Coffeehouse
  • User profile image
    TimP

    To start off, I admit I'm a little compulsive about file timestamps.

    I have a second drive in my computer that I want to repartition and reformat. It currently has all my audio/video/pictures and I want to keep all the timestamps intact. The closest I've come is with using 7zip. It preserves modification date, but when it's extracted the creation date is lost. I realize that resetting the creation date is "correct" behavior on a new file system, but is there any way I can save this data so everything looks exactly the same when I copy the data back?

  • User profile image
    AndyC

    robocopy can preserve timestamp information when copying files.

  • User profile image
    GoddersUK

    Change the time/date on your system clock when you copy them?

  • User profile image
    Harlequin

    GoddersUK wrote:
    Change the time/date on your system clock when you copy them?


    That will just give all the files the same date. If each file has it's own create datestamp you'd want it to persists per file.

  • User profile image
    borosen

    Harlequin wrote:
    
    GoddersUK wrote:
    Change the time/date on your system clock when you copy them?


    That will just give all the files the same date. If each file has it's own create datestamp you'd want it to persists per file.


    That's easy to fix, just change the system clock for each file you copy.

  • User profile image
    GoddersUK

    borosen wrote:
    That's easy to fix, just change the system clock for each file you copy.


    Was just going to say that Wink

    Mind reader Tongue Out

  • User profile image
    TimP

    AndyC wrote:
    robocopy can preserve timestamp information when copying files.


    Thanks, robocopy is awesome!

Conversation locked

This conversation has been locked by the site admins. No new comments can be made.