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Two Directories.. Same Files.. Mirror Date Created / Modified?

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October 25, 2011 3:50:31 PM

Hi,

I think the title sums it up! Does anyone know an easy way to solve this problem? One directory (Directory A) containing the same files as Directory B but with the wrong Date created / modified attributes. Trying to figure out how to make all the files in Directory A have the same date created/modified attributes as Directory B.

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a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2011 4:47:39 PM

If they are the exact same files, copy the files from Dir A to Dir B, overwriting the files in Dir B. Then Copy the files from Dir B to Dir A, overwriting those. They should now have the same date stamps.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2011 8:26:06 PM

Copy B to A, surely thats it, what are we missing.

synchtoy is really useful by the way.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2011 10:54:35 PM

I believe he wants to reset the date\timestamps on the copies to the originals not update the modified dates on the originals !! -- Not sure if it still works in WIN 7 but used to use File Date changer - If it does not work in WIN7 I'm sure there are other programs out there that do the same for WIN 7 files.

EDIT : Seems File Date Changer is Obsolete but they now link to BulkFileChanger which is supposed to work in Win7
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October 26, 2011 2:33:49 PM

Yeah, sorry should have been clearer, its only the dates created that needs to be matched, because I copied all the data over to a new server and lost all the original dates created, and now the files may have been modified so I cant just copy over.

Unfortunately the program does not allow syncing in this way but thanks for the suggestions so far.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 26, 2011 2:56:48 PM

how many files?

Could you do it in VBA somehow?
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October 26, 2011 3:02:35 PM

Over 11,000. Looking for something easier than writing a script obviously, but ill consider it if there are no other ways.
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