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    File synchronization software that keeps date and time stamps

    OS: Win7 64-Bit

    Hi:

    I'm looking for a file synchronization/backup software, such as SyncBack, that will copy files and folders from one drive to another drive and keep the date and time stamps of the file and folders from the first drive to the second drive file and folders that have been copied.

    Does anyone know of a file synchronization/backup software, either free or paid, that will preserve the attributes of the files and folders being copied?

    Thanks

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    IP,

    RoboCopy will let you completely control the copy parameters. And it's FREE! HTH
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    Back4Sure should do it.
    http://www.ukrebs-software.de/

    cheers, Paul

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    robocopy - looking for an easy gui, thanks anyway
    back4sure - will try it out, reviews look good

    Are there any other of the better known, highly rated file synchronization/backup software that keep date and time stamp?

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    OK, RoboCopy GUI. HTH
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    Well, OK! Took a look at it. It has possibilities. I like full mirror duplicates, but I'm still leaning toward a "consumer" or "home" user software, if possible.

    Thanks!

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    Are you saying that SyncBack does NOT preserve the date and time of the folders and files copied?

    I use SyncBack SE, and it works fine - in fact, it uses the dates and times to decide which files should/should not be copied!
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    I read a forum post that SyncBack does NOT mirror duplicate the date and time, but instead follows windows method for date and time when copying.

    So, if windows explorer keeps the date and time, so will syncback, if windows explorer deems the date and time should be changed when copying, based on whatever variables Microsoft gave it, then it will be changed. I'm not IT. Just what I read. If it works for you, great.

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    I have had great success with Scooter Software's "Beyond Compare" and can unequivocally recommend it.
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    Looks Promising

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    Quote Originally Posted by ip45ywre View Post
    I read a forum post that SyncBack does NOT mirror duplicate the date and time, but instead follows windows method for date and time when copying
    A copy with Windows Explorer retains the date and time, as should a backup program. Changing the data and time is not a copy, it's modifying the file. If SyncBack does what Windows does it will be creating a backup.

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    I've been using FreeFileSync for the past few years with great results. It keeps the time stamp intact on it's backup.

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    After setting FreeFileSync to not move [deleted] items to Recycle Can, and ignore errors [except for final report] -- I've used FFS a lot during each month.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    OK, RoboCopy GUI. HTH

    Nice review site, I had never been there before. I am guessing that is something else useful that got clobber as I do not see any 2014 entries
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    I can only describe what I want is a "mirror copy" when I'm backing up, paying particular attention to the date and time stamp.

    When windows explorer changes the date and time at copying, to me, that is modifying the file attributes and that is modifying the file.

    Well, OK, enough said.

    Thanks for all input. Received some leads on software that may do what I'm looking for.

    Thanks again, all.

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