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Robocopy is not overwriting time stamps on target

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I'm trying to run robocopy as a batch file on Windows 7, such that time stamps on the target will be overwritten if the source time stamps differ.  This seems to be working for directory time stamps but not file time stamps.  Could you correct my code, or advise me how to attain the intended result?

Echo Off
Echo. -------- Copying Files  --------
"C:\Windows\System32\robocopy.exe" [source]  [target] /b /e /copyall /mir /dcopy:T > "V:\My Documents\Computer\robocopy.log"
Echo. ---------- Copy Completed ------------
exit
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Question by:ddantes
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by:ButlerTechnology
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I think that your /CopyAll attribute is missing the T flag.
/copyall:T

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Tom
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by:ddantes
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Thank you.   Will this flag also work?   /TIMFIX
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by:ButlerTechnology
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I think that one would be better.
Tom
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Steven Harris earned 250 total points
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/DCOPY:T : Copy Directory Timestamps.  This will not update files.

/COPYALL : Copy ALL file info (equivalent to /COPY:DATSOU).

/TIMFIX : FIX file TIMes on all files, even skipped files.

You should be looking into /copyall or /timfix
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by:ddantes
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Thanks to both Experts.  I couldn't award points for the first answer, because copyall:T returned an "invalid parameter" error in the log file.
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