Folder dates when copying a whole drive


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robocopy M:\DATA P:\DATA /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T
thanks for your help
please confirm that the last DAT is NOT meant to be DATA
 
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No it is not DATA, they are instructions for the copy. DAT parameters tell it to copy over the D=Data, A=Attributes, & T=Timestamps
 
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Thanks....
IN M i made a folder called DATA
copied a folder into it. from M
the folder date said todays date.
so the goal of getting the folders copied to P with their correct dates will not be met when i copy them all to DATA then copy that to M
am i misunderstanding something? sure hope so!
 

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You don't copy them, you move them. Copying it creates a new instance with a new created date. If you simply drag the folder under the DATA folder on the same drive then the folder creation date should not change.
 
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Now I see!
will this keep the old dates without any dragging to P?
robocopy M:\DATA P:\DATA /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T
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The dragging is just preparation on M: . Then the robocopy is doing all the copying to P: and the robocopy parameters instruct it to keep the same attributes & timestamps
 
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thanks - will give it a try today.
another problem
Is there a software that can tell be which file is in folder A but NOT in folder B
in windows 7/64
thanks
 
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Thanks VERY much for your help. hope to try the copy today.

may have to recover many GBs of deleted images first!
 
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Okay other things around here are now done so back to M to P retaining dates.
do i have to make a DATA file in P to receive the folders etc?
or does robocopy M:\DATA P:\DATA /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T do that?
the bolded is what i will paste into Dos.
thanks for your patience!
 

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I don't know that answer so the safest thing to do is simply create P:\data beforehand
 
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This forum makes it worse by adding the smiley in the formula.
anyway i pasted robocopy M:\DATA P:\DATA /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T in dos.
time to give up.
thanks for all your efforts.

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Do you have a folder called DATA off the root of M: ? You were supposed to create a DATA folder on M: & then move all the folders on M: that you want copied to P: . Can you take a screenshot of Windows Explorer showing the M: drive and the first folders under it?
 
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UHOH forgot to move the folders to DATA!
patience exhausted.
time to stop. maybe later...
thanks
 

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