I have a data capture computer that uses Windows. In one directory I have many files captured during an experiment at various times. There are several hundred. The windows File Explorer enables you to see the creation date and time of each file. I need this information. However, when I copy the files to another computer, for data analysis, the creation dates are lost. Can this be avoided?
What I would like to do is make a list of file names and creation dates in a spreadsheet or similar. I could then use this spreadsheet in my data analysis computer to recover the creation dates.
It seems you can't copy and paste the creation date. You can copy the file names (right click selection and use "copy as path") but not further information.
Is it possible to copy both the file name and the creation date? In particular is this possible without buying and installing special software?
robocopyanswers will preserve the attributes
dir /t:c > C:/yer_fldr/files.txtand you can restrict dir to specify a file type, exclude folders, check subfolders, etc. See
dir /?for info. See also cyberithub.com/… to select columns.