Sync Date and Time of source to destination only

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vkl
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Joined: 5 May 2019

Post by vkl • 08 May 2019, 03:45

It would be nice to have the feature to synchronise only the date and time stamp of the source to the destination. This was available in a very old program called FileSync 2.18. There are various scenarios when copying the files and folders that the timestamps are changed to the current date and time of copying e.g., when copying my backup drive to a Seagate Personal Cloud via the USB 3.0 port. It's much faster to do it this way than through the network but the date and time of the files and folders are changed to the time of the copy. This is where the option to sync the date and timestamps only would be a very helpful feature to correct this problem. FileSync 2.18 is not compatible with Windows 10.

james78
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Joined: 18 Oct 2018

Post by james78 • 13 Sep 2019, 10:02

Yep, i have been longing for this feature to be added for a long time. Windows can do it easily via robocopy command, but it is a tedious cmd way of doing it...

vkl
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Post by vkl • 14 Sep 2019, 06:30

I've since moved on to GoodSync which does that and a lot more of what I want. Very powerful in comparison. However, the features are not so obvious and its not freeware but well worth it IMO.

xCSxXenon
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Post by xCSxXenon • Yesterday, 19:13

File date/timestamps should be preserved under the right conditions. Folder date/timestamps can't though, due to the way Windows creates directories.