troubleshooting Question

How To Overwrite Files But Keep Original Files Timestamps

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Microsoft DOSWindows BatchPowershell* Robocopy
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I have one folder "destination" where I have files and their time stamps (created, modified) I would like to preserve when I overwrite a few of those files with updated version of those files.

example

Destination Folder 
File.mp4- Created 01/01/01 (size 500mb)

Source Folder 
File.nmp4 - Created 12/12/12 (size 4.00gb)
I overwrite the file in the Destination folder with the new updated version from the Source Folder but keeping the original file in the destination folder timestamps

End Result (new overwrite file in the destination folder with original file timestamps)

Destination Folder
File.mp4 - Created 01/01/01 (size 4.00gb)

I have written a batch file to move the file as so

 
robocopy "Source" "Destination" /E

and this handles my overwrites and moving of my files perfectly, but I haven't found a way to preserves timestamps. I am looking for command-line so I can implement it in a batch file. Any help will be appreciated. I been reading flags for robocopy etc but maybe I'm reading it wrong or something but I haven't figured it out yet.
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