How do I copy folders to another drive and maintain the Date Created attribute?

I need to copy about 200 folders to another drive and I need to retain the date created and date modified attributes. I'm running Windows 8.1. How do I accomplish this?

Thanks,
John



Robocopy
ROBOCOPY c:src d:dest /MIR /COPY:DT /DCOPY:T

Will copy all files and folders and preserve the date and time stamps.

ROBOCOPY c:src d:dest /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T

Will copy all files and folders and preserve the date & time stamps



Robocopy
ROBOCOPY c:src d:dest /MIR /COPY:DT /DCOPY:T

Will copy all files and folders and preserve the date and time stamps.

ROBOCOPY c:src d:dest /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T

Will copy all files and folders and preserve the date & time stamps



use robocopy built-in tool to copy data from one drive to another

Robocopy /e /copyall /zb

Ex:
Robocopy D: E: /e /copyall /zb

This should take care of everything, use Robocopy with elevated command prompt



Download the RoboCopy Resource Kit Tools from the Microsoft

Watch Youtube video for software in action
Further Learning Resource
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx

TechHead article illustring how to copy without timestamp changes



Thanks Mahesh and Akashay K. Am I correct in assuming that RoboCopy is not a brand name but rather a free app from Microsoft?

If so, do I type something into a command prompt? Or in a "robocopy' dialog box? And how would I copy not the whole drive but one folder only with 200 subfolders, and would it retain the dates on all subfolders. In my case it would be "Cakewalk Projects" on my C drive to my J Drive. How would i write that?

Thanks,
John



Robocopy is the command line utility stored under system32 folder

It is built-in utility on your win 8 8.1 7 machines

If you want to check syntax of command you can simply type Robocopy /?

Robocopy by default copy all sub folders files within provided path in incremental way

What I mean if you 1st time copy one folder with 200 sub folders and next time you add 10 new folders in source, then if you run same path again from robocopy, it will copy only those new 10 folders (incremental copy)

To copy folder with 200 sub folders syntax could be:
Robocopy.exe D:folderx E:folderx /e /zb /copyall

This should copy root folder along with 200 sub folders including time stamp (all attributes including NTFS permissions as well)

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