Date created....

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by predation, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. predation macrumors 6502a

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    Apr 3, 2013
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    Sorry for the vague title and not sure where this post would go, but have a question.....

    So currently I'm using a DNS 323 nas box right now with mavericks os.

    I have all my videos and pictures sorted by date they're created.


    I'm planning on moving up to a qnap 4bay or synology 4 bay and wanted to copy all my files over to the new nas. I've been told that all the file dates will be changed to the date I copy them over.

    Is there a way to preserve the created dates on the files?


    I've sort of read that it depends on the hd manufacturer or nas manufacturer?

    Any help would be appreciated.


    FYI, I don't use iPhoto or any photo management system.

    All I do is grab the photos of my iphone and xsfer them to the nas.
     
  2. sharon22 macrumors regular

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    Oct 19, 2014
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    There's lots of info on the net about what you're wanting to know. The key is how to search for it. The keywords would be something like:

    osx copy files preserve modification dates
    -or-
    ssh copy files preserve modification dates
    -or-
    terminal command preserve modification dates mac
    etc., etc....

    Here's the first thing that came up when I googled that:

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...tamps-be-preserved-when-copying-files-on-os-x
     

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