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Still not possible to move files into Sharepoint and keep original "modified date" - even in Sharepoint 2013?

I am going to move a number of Sharepoint Groove workspaces over to Sharepoint wokspaces that will be synchronized with a Sharepoint 2010 server - that will be upgraded to a 2013 server.

If I copy the files out to a folder in my PC - I keep the "modified date". When I copy them into the Sharepoint site - or copy them into a synced Sharepoint workspace on my PC - the "modified date" is changed to today's date. (and I become the person last modifying). Same thing if I copy directly from the Groove-space.

I would really like to keep the original date.

I found http://spmigration.codeplex.com/  - but that must be run at the server and we have outsourced that. I would hope I could do this simple task myself, and then keep control over the migration.

I also found https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/23740083/How-do-I-add-files-to-a-sharepoint-site-keeping-last-modify-date-and-user.html 
that says it is not possible - BUT

has this been changed for Sharepoint 2010?
or for 2013?
Or must I use a third party tool and involve the service provider?

It is such a simple and obvious thing - to keep the date and modifier.
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Thanks teylyn

I am amazed that for something obvious you need a third party tool at 1500 USD per year. Even in 2013 version.

Metavis looks like a good solution though, thanks  - I'll ask my hosting company what to do.

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Thanks for the grade. According to sources I cannot name Microsoft intentionally leaves gaps in its products, so that third party providers can create a market around the MS products. It's like outsourcing special feature development. If the third party product does a nice job and makes the customer happy, MS might then buy the company and include the feature in the next release out of the box. No risk for MS and a huge market for smaller companies to get a bite out of.
I now too late for points, but here is my two cents worth. Try a product named ShareGate. No server install and works great for maintaining all metadata.