Windows – Alternative to TeraCopy that preserves directory timestamps


Using TeraCopy, the file timestamps are preserved. However, if you copy a large nested directory, the modification date of some (but not all) of the directories are lost (replaced by the current time).

Are there any user-friendly file copy utilities that can preserve directory timestamps even for nested directories?

Best Answer

  • Have you tried Robocopy? According to Wikipedia:

    • Ability to copy file data and attributes correctly, and to preserve original timestamps, as well as NTFS ACLs, owner information, and audit information using command line switches. (/COPYALL or /COPY:) Copying folder timestamps is also possible in later versions (/DCOPY:T).