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FTP: preserve the file's original date /time stamp?

Posted on 2011-03-06
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In VB6, I am using FTP to retrieve files using Microsoft Internet Transfer Control 6.0 (MSINET.OCX). I believe that this OCX changes the date stamp of each retrieved file (on my local hard drive) to be the current date / time when the file is written to my local hard drive. Is there a way to either:
A. preserve the file's original date /time stamp, or
B. read the original file's date / time (from the FTP server)?
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Do you have any control over how the files are placed on the FTP server?  Because if they FTDd in a ZIP file, the timestamps will be preserved when you download and unzip them.
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good idea, but not in this case.
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cool12399 earned 500 total points
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Yes,

Simply "touch" the file/change the timestamp, i.e., here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20651752.html

To get the filedate time on the server, you can get that "create" date by using wininet's FtpFindFirstFile function
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pps, please accept this answer now whe nfinished , thanks!
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