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Retain folder created and modified timestamps when MOVING

 
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Alice



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:05 am    Post subject: Retain folder created and modified timestamps when MOVING Reply with quote

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Hello, hope you and your team are well.

I know we have an option in VV already for :

Retain folder created and modified timestamps when copying

BUT

not so when 'Moving' (?), the folders simply get the date/time that VV processed them, as far as I can tell.

Could we have an option to retain the modified timestamps when Moving too please ?

If that's not possible because of NTFS restrictions or whatever, perhaps VV could (optionally) update the 'Modified Time' of every folder it Moves according to the latest modified time of the files stored within it, up to and including the 'root' folder ? This could be done as a piece of 'post processing' ie happens after the Move completes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alice,

I will check this in the code, it should work for moving folders too as far as I know, I will let you know what I find,
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I found what the issue is... when moving files to target, the files are deleted from source. That action causes NTFS to update the modified date of the source folder (Windows does that), which then is moved to target with the updated timestamp before being deleted.
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Alice



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok and thank you for your reply.

re :

If that's not possible because of NTFS restrictions or whatever, perhaps VV could (optionally) update the 'Modified Time' of every folder it Moves according to the latest modified time of the files stored within it, up to and including the 'root' folder ? This could be done as a piece of 'post processing' ie happens after the Move completes.


I have found a shareware program to do this, which I call via 'Run scripts after execution'.

Ideally VV would do this 'native', but that is not to be.
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