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Preserve "original" date when copying file?

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Old 30-10-2007
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Preserve "original" date when copying file?

I am using a Windows XP laptop and having a very small query. I want to copy some files on my drive but as we all know the date shown is the one when you copy any file or folder on the system. But I want to preserve the "original" date the file was created instead of the date it was copied. Is that possible?

If yes, please let me know how. Many Thanks.

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RE: Preserve "original" date when copying file?

Zip it, then unzip it to another location.
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Re: Preserve "original" date when copying file?

Install Cygwin

then

$ cp file1 file1copy
$ touch -r file1 file1copy

Cygwin makes XP liveable.

$ man touch

for other options, like you want to make up a date and time.

I use it to put the time a photo was taken on its *.jpg file.
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