Windows 10: Can I have the creation dates and modified dates preserved on copying?

Discus and support Can I have the creation dates and modified dates preserved on copying? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I want to backup some files, I find that if I just copy and paste, the copied files in the new location has the new creation and/or modification dates.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Tsw88, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Tsw88 Win User

    Can I have the creation dates and modified dates preserved on copying?


    I want to backup some files, I find that if I just copy and paste, the copied files in the new location has the new creation and/or modification dates. Is it possible to preserve those "dates" as the original one?

    :)
     
    Tsw88, Mar 5, 2019
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  2. BobHamer Win User

    The date for files is not correct and not the same as creation date or modified date in windows explorer

    The date for files is not correct and not the same as creation date or modified date in windows explorer.

    Recently all dates from my files have been changed to, for me, strange data. For example, the date of files is often before the creation date. I have not changed the files between folders, nor have I changed any files in this folder. All the files are from
    the same type (.mp4).

    The date should be the same as the creation date or modified date.

    I don't understand why the dates are different now and I would like to set them back to the 'correct' date, so that I can sort by date in windows explorer.


    Can I have the creation dates and modified dates preserved on copying? d1dfaa4e-76a0-43ac-ade7-c6e1e6763119?upload=true.jpg


    Computer specifications:

    Microsoft Windows 10 (x64)
     
    BobHamer, Mar 5, 2019
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  3. Try3 Win User
    Preservation of "Date Created" property for mp4 files when copying


    Instead of straightforward copying, use the built-in utility RoboCopy for anything for which you want to preserve creation date. It has an add-on interface - see RichCopy - Joshua Hoffmann if you want to work through a UI.

    In cases where your source [SD card, camera memory] cannot be assigned a drive letter you will not be able to use RoboCopy and the copying operation will set Creation date-time to the same as the Modified date-time [or the current Date-Time].

    Where I have this limitation, I just copy the files over then sort them out afterwards. To do this sorting out, I drop the files onto this batch file or a shortcut to it and it sets the Creation date-time to the same as the LastModified date-time.

    SetCreatedFromDLM.bat
    Code:
    Code:
    For %%X in (%*) do call :Processing %%X GoTo EndSetCreated :Processing powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass Get-ChildItem  -LiteralPath "'%~1'" ^| %% {$_.CreationTime = $_.LastWriteTime}  GoTo :EOF :EndSetCreated Pause at end during testing
    You can delete or remark out the Pause … line when you are happy with the batch file

    To make this more convenient, I have put a shortcut to this batch file in my SendTo folder** so I can just select the files I want to sort out then right-click, SendTo, SetCreatedFromDLM
    [** %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo]

    Denis
     
    Try3, Mar 5, 2019
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  4. Can I have the creation dates and modified dates preserved on copying?

    More about file Creation and Modification File Dates

    When a document is copied to a new location, the mod and creation date are changed to the date of the copy. But with picture and video files, these always also retain the original creation date regardless of how many times they were copied or edited.
    Why can’t something like this be implemented for other file types?



    But the system is what it is. For those of you who need to know the actual date a file was created and/or modified, how do you keep track of this? Some files, like PDF’s also retain this data which can be viewed from within Acrobat or the Reader, but
    most other files just rely on Window’s properties. Any suggestions?
     
    LonWinters, Mar 5, 2019
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