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Alfr3d
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Copy folders and files details

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Hello, i move like 30tb of files from one machine to other, i want to know if is possible to copy files and folders details, like creation and modified date, i discover TC late, because i can move and save modified date, but its to late :cry: sorry my english and sorry if it is explained in other thread but cant find info about this :oops:

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Modified date is always copied for files.

The modified date is also copied for folders if you set "Configuration" -> "Options..." -> "Copy/Delete" -> "General Copy+Delete options:" -> "Copy date/time of directories"

To also copy Creation date and last Accessed date, you have to add this to the [Configuration] section of your wincmd.ini file:

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CopyAllTimes=1
You can edit your wincmd.ini file via: "Configuration" -> "Change Settings Files Directly" (notice - this will also open your FTP configuration file - just close it again).

You can find the location of your wincmd.ini file via "Help" -> "About Total Commander" ("Help" is on the far right of your menu bar)

If both drives are NTFS partitions and you also want to copy the NTFS permissions, you need to select the option "Copy NTFS permissions (may need administrator rights)" in the "Copy" dialog (F5 dialog) - be sure that you have a user with the same name on the target PC, otherwise you may not be able to access the files afterwards on the target computer
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like i say i find TC late :(, i move all my files and folders from one FTP to other with other software, if i try to move again with TC and resume option, if chose resume all, only copy first file date, and not modify the folder date.
I activate the option "Configuration" -> "Options..." -> "Copy/Delete" -> "General Copy+Delete options:" -> "Copy date/time of directories", and try to move one folder and creation date and modified date is today :( , i select preserve file dates, i dont care about files details but really need to copy the modified date of my folders :(

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I'm afraid TC will NOT preserve folder timestamps when copying from FTP site.
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I'm afraid TC will NOT preserve folder timestamps when copying from FTP site.
No, and not when copying from lokal harddisk to FTP either.
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any other tool to do the job? :(

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Alfr3d wrote:
2020-01-08, 03:18 UTC
any other tool to do the job? :(
In the Unix world, TAR archives are often used for similar tasks.
Under Windows TAR is not suitable, because does not save all meta information.
But PAX is suitable for any OS.

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