Migrate list with metadata intact

I have been tasked with revamping our SharePoint 2010 blog, which currently leverages the Community Kit for SharePoint at Codeplex, to an OOTB blog template in 2010.

I have migrated the posts lists to a separate site collection, using a content export and import but I have lost all of the created dates, which are very important for navigation features like posts by date.

Is there any way of re-importing and maintaining the integrity of the the created column? I would even be willing to manually modify the dates if that is even possible (although I know that's a read only field).

Thanks everyone.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

I can only highly recommend the "SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard", which is available on Codeplex for free. You can export site collections, sites, lists, and move them to another farm, web app, site collection site, etc, without losing the time stamps or creator info (as long as they are in the same domain).

http://spdeploymentwizard.codeplex.com/

As an added bonus, the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard can also keep the GUIDs intact, which is important if you use DVWPs that are configured to a specific list GUID.

Download and install the tool on all servers involved, then run it with the appropriate permissions (with regards to the SQL database). It works a treat (no, I'm not affiliated with the creator).

cheers, teylyn

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cnibspteamAuthor Commented:
That sounds great, Teylyn. I will check that out.
cnibspteamAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the great info!
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