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19 Jun 2014   #51
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dpwoodpecker View Post
Wow....thank you for the step-by-step explanation, ignatzatsonic. Here is the screen shot of FFS main window with tools tab (highlighted) on menu and within that is the "options" choice I had mentioned....and the dialog box is what opens up when it's chosen.
OK, now I'm with you.

Here's what I have under options. All are default I would guess.

Note that I don't have "Copy NTFS permissions" checked.




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19 Jun 2014   #52
ignatzatsonic

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Here are some pix of the security tabs of properties pages.

In this order: administrators group, authenticated users group, users group. I think they all match yours?


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19 Jun 2014   #53
ignatzatsonic

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I just did the following test:

1204 am. I created temp and subtemp folders on the source drive and put 2 files in subtemp.

1213 am. I ran FFS and checked the created and modified dates on the destination drive. They all matched the source drive—temp, subtemp, and subtemp’s contents.

1221 am. I then deleted one file from subtemp and immediately ran FFS again. The modified date for temp and subtemp both changed to 1221. The modified date for the remaining file did not change, because it was skipped and not recopied.

Pix below are in this order:

subtemp properties on source drive at 1204 am

subtemp contents properties on source drive at 1204 am

subtemp properties on destination drive at 1221 am


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19 Jun 2014   #54
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dpwoodpecker View Post
Wow....thank you for the step-by-step explanation, ignatzatsonic. Here is the screen shot of FFS main window with tools tab (highlighted) on menu and within that is the "options" choice I had mentioned....and the dialog box is what opens up when it's chosen.
OK, now I'm with you.

Here's what I have under options. All are default I would guess.

Note that I don't have "Copy NTFS permissions" checked.
I didn't have that last box checked either when I ran the first sync....only on the 2nd sync testing whether it would make a difference in retaining the subfolders' modified dates. It does just that - copies the NTFS permissions to the copied files & folders.
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19 Jun 2014   #55
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Here are some pix of the security tabs of properties pages.

In this order: administrators group, authenticated users group, users group. I think they all match yours?
These all match for my DESTINATION partition D, whereas your drive D is your SOURCE, right?

Here is the properties/security tab info for my SOURCE G (external HDD):

best backup software for windows 7-20140614-partition-g-securitytab-info.jpg


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19 Jun 2014   #56
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I just did the following test:

1204 am. I created temp and subtemp folders on the source drive and put 2 files in subtemp.

1213 am. I ran FFS and checked the created and modified dates on the destination drive. They all matched the source drive—temp, subtemp, and subtemp’s contents.
Thank you for doing the tests....this step here simulates my scenario - I don't have problems with time/date stamps of files, just with folders.

So after running FFS at 1213am, the temp and subtemp folders on your destination G "all matched the source drive" and showed 1204am time. Whereas in my case those folders on my destination would show 1213 time as the modified time when FFS first created those folders on that drive!

I would appreciate further help to be able to copy my data now and also be able to use FFS as a backup tool later. ---dpwoodpecker
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19 Jun 2014   #57
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dpwoodpecker View Post

These all match for my DESTINATION partition D, whereas your drive D is your SOURCE, right?

Here is the properties/security tab info for my SOURCE G (external HDD):
Yes. D is my source drive.

Here are the properties for my destination drive E.


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19 Jun 2014   #58
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
If its tutorials you want, you can also try SyncToy:

SyncToy - Backup User Data
Hi Golden - I've also been looking through the forums for other possible solutions to my problem and read your tutorial on ROBOCOPY. Could you take a look at my posts #234 & #237 on that thread?

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

Many thanks! ---dpwoodpecker
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19 Jun 2014   #59
SIW2

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Didn't I post up about Karen's replicator earlier?

Karen's Replicator

Her GUI is very easy.

I suppose you could use this GUI also, but it is more complicated:SH-Soft - Tools -- RoboCopy Gui
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19 Jun 2014   #60
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Just tried SyncToy....no luck....will download Karen's Replicator to try next...keeping fingers crossed!
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