1.    31 Jul 2017 #1
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    Restore HDD, after copy all my folders have the same date


    I have a new system. And I used my old hdd to copy my library (pictures etc).
    All my files kept the right date. But all my folders: date modified, date created are all the same date.
    Would have that happened if I would have made a backup and restore with macrium?
    And is it possible to fix?
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  2.    31 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2017
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    If they are all the same date as the time you copied them, that may be the reason, the folders may have been recreated while the files inside weren't. However, I'm not 100% sure.
    For reference, I used Macrium to backup my entire windows installation and move it to a non-dying HDD and I can see files from 2008, and the folders dates are from before I backed it up, when they were originally made, so to answer your first question, I think they would keep the same dates.

    As for the second question, (How to fix Date Modified from showing the same date for all of my - Microsoft Community) according to this response to something relatively similar (although this is specifically Favorites by installing an updated browser) It seems like this is supposed to happen if you did it the way you did, however, you can check what Locutys said on the Answer said and hope it works for you. Best of luck.
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  3.    31 Jul 2017 #3
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    Yeah, that's been the downside of File Explorer and Windows Explorer for a few/several versions of Windows that Copying or Moving Folders to a different drive or location gives them the current/creation date as shown in the Notification Area. Due to the interaction of Internet Explorer with Windows the same will happen there and may happen in other programs. Lots of folks don't like that. One can use a third-party file manager such as Total Commander [paid for] or Free Commander to make some changes. I just checked Total Commander and changed a Folder date by one day, works.
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  4.    31 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Yeah, that's been the downside of File Explorer and Windows Explorer for a few/several versions of Windows that Copying or Moving Folders to a different drive or location gives them the current/creation date as shown in the Notification Area. Due to the interaction of Internet Explorer with Windows the same will happen there and may happen in other programs. Lots of folks don't like that. One can use a third-party file manager such as Total Commander [paid for] or Free Commander to make some changes. I just checked Total Commander and changed a Folder date by one day, works.
    In total commander, if I put the drive that have the right dates on one side and the bad date on the other side, can he make the change to get the right dates? If yes how?
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  5.    01 Aug 2017 #5
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    Use the command RoboCopy to copy the folders & files and the folders will retain their correct modified date.

    Denis
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  6.    01 Aug 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapFlam128 View Post
    In total commander, if I put the drive that have the right dates on one side and the bad date on the other side, can he make the change to get the right dates? If yes how?
    After making a selection/highlight I go to Files then Change Attributes then make the change/s I need.
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  7.    01 Aug 2017 #7
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    I found that little software. RichCopy Free Utility: RichCopy, an Advanced Alternative to RoboCopy
    With it I was able to retransfer the files, without the inconvenience about created date and modified dates.
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  8.    01 Aug 2017 #8
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    I use FastCopy whenever I move folders that I want to keep their Date Modified detail.
    Check it out at: https://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en
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