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Windows 7: "easy transfer" resets folder modified date

24 May 2012   #11

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot

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I have learned the hard way, to transfer all of my folders/files/apps/programs manually. Yes, it takes much longer and is a total pain, but at least it's done perfectly that way.
This is how to do things. No need to rely on a tool that does the same thing, but in a worse fashion (like modifying timestamps). Pretty much every major piece of software has some tutorial on how to save/transfer its files/settings. The hardest part is collecting all of that, but the time spent up front will save you so much in the future.
Even I am doing transfers manually, but even then rarely any copy tools maintain the TIMESTAMPS of Files and Folders.

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24 May 2012   #12

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

That's why I use robocopy or xcopy for it all. Very simple and easy to use once you do it a couple times. Once you know all the directories you need to copy, just create a batch file that backs them all up or transfers them. Once and done.
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