Hello. I have a question to ask you I have personally had for a long time now.
When copying folders (NOT applicable to files) from one hard drive to another using my Windows 7's copy and paste command function between two drives (regardless if between different partitions or hard drives), I notice the "Date Modified" typically shown in Windows Explorer's details view or "Created" date in the folder's properties, you will see the new copy you have created will display the CURRENT date and time at the point it was copied to the new location. Is there a way or a means TO KEEP the ORIGINAL date and time of that ORIGINAL folder's "Date Modified"/"Modified Date" or "Created" date if looking at a folder's properties (and NOT have the folder reflect the CURRENT data and time) for the NEWLY copied folder???
Reason: I use the "Date Modified" typically shown in Windows Explorer's details view or the folder's properties' "Created Date", "Modified Date" and "Accessed Date" data for reference when I need to know how old the folder is for whatever reason. In addition to a FILES's properties' "Created Date", "Modified Date" and "Accessed Date" data for reference I use too. I usually never have this same issue when it comes to FILES since copy and pasting files WILL KEEP & RETAIN their "Date Modified"/"Modified Date" data in the COPIED FILE TOO.
It appears when MOVING (using "cut") and paste command functions DOES PRESERVE the "Date Modified" typically shown in Windows Explorer's details view or "Created Date" in the folder's properties. However, for safety, I rarely ever "cut" and paste a folder or file in case of some possible data loss in transit. "Copying" is safer!!!
I have attached a sample screen clipping of this issue here. Please see the single sample attachment to the bottom of this post for clarity. Compare and contrast the "Date Modified" columns of the left and right image screen clipping panels and notice the copied FOLDERS shown on the right side panel are all dated to the current/present where the FILES STILL display the ORIGINAL dates.
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