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Restore file modification time from backup

Due to some careless copy/zip/unzip operations, all files in a folder and its subfolders had their last-modified time updated. I would like to restore the correct file timestamp from an older backup. ...
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Testing deleting files over a certain age [duplicate]

I have a server running Ubuntu 20.04.3. On this server there is a process which dumps a MySQL database and then tar's the files once per day for backup purposes. My goal is to write a script which ...
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How to batch copy "date modified" from files in directory to other files with identical names (but compressed) in another directory?

I have been compressing my 500++ MP4 videos from 2 years ago with Handbrake, however, as the compressed files are registered as new files, they do not retain their original metadata attributes (date ...
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How do I get the correct last modified dates in github

Is there a way to get the correct last modified times for files in my git repository in windows 10 (time displayed in git repository rather than displaying last modified right now)? Also, can I do ...
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How to manually change the Last Modified Date of a Windows file?

Windows explorer shows files and their Last Modified date, based on when they were last saved. Is there a way to manually edit that date in File Properties or through Command line, without naturally ...
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exFAT external HDD changes 'Last modified' date by one month

I have a 1 TB exFAT external HDD mounted on my Ubuntu 20.04 system and am copying a large assortment of file (photos etc) to it. After copying, the files seem to come across correctly. File contents, ...
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Rationale behind Date created, Date modified` & `Date` on Windows 10

I am trying to understand the rationale behind Date created, Date modified & Date on Windows 10 File Explorer. Yesterday, 30th June 2020 I downloaded a Youtube video and its subtitles in these two ...
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Switch for 7zip CLI (7za) to set modified time of extracted files to now?

Right now my server service is calling 7za to extract archive files like this: 7za x "file" -o"output folder" There's problem due to a server compliance Windows cleaning service ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from updating modified date on folders when renaming files inside of them?

Is there any way to prevent this behavior? Say I want to rename a file B.TXT inside folder A but I don't want the modified date of the folder A to be updated to today's date, how can I (if I actually ...
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BulkFileChanger command-line issue

My test on BulkFileChanger v1.65: In command-line, parameter /cfg doesn't work. So, the command-line can be ran with default cfg only. For Example, the command bulkfilechanger.exe /cfg "myconfig.cfg"...
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Date modified changes on network folder when right clicked (Windows 10)

Wierd thing I've noticed recently. Just right clicking a folder (which opens the context menu) then closing it again will change its date modified to the current date and time. I created two (empty) ...
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Batch: List recent files and their modification date

If you want a simple explanation of what I want instead of the full context just read what is in bold. I'm working on a projects that replicates an old telnet server, running off of batch code. I ...
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How to get Locale-independent modification date batch

I need to get the modification date of a file stored in a variable like this: YearMonthDayHourMinute. So 01/21/2019 9:12 AM would be 201901210912. What I will be doing is comparing files to see which ...
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How to corrupt a file's date modified

We have an application that works with files. The application breaks whenever it encounters a file that has no date modified / date created (the field is literally blink in explorer and via get-...
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rsync remote to local only files older than certain time

I want to rsync from a remote to local files that are older (or newer) than a certain time. I've seen answers that say find /src/path -mtime -1 | rsync ... but that only work if the dir is seen ...
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Fast built-in command to get the last modified date of a file in Windows?

I'm trying to get the last modified date of a bunch of files on Windows. On GNU systems, I can just use something like stat -c %Y. I know about the wmic command, but the problem with that is that it ...
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Get size of all files in directory modified within last year

I'm trying to evaluate storage usage on a linux server. Most of the bulk of storage is coming from the images. I'd like to see if I can get a sense of the size of files modified in the last year. and ...
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Why does Outlook show a different datetime value for a file than Explorer does?

While inserting a file (ReportRunner.exx) in an Outlook email, I noticed that the datetime it displayed for a file I had just updated was outdated. In Explorer, it shows the correct datetime (Outlook ...
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Linux: How does file modification time affect directory modification time and directory access time?

I would like to learn more about how file access time and file modification time related to directory access and modification times. I did read the "questions allowed here" but if there is a better ...
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windows 8 find files modified in last hour

In windows 8 I am trying to find files modified in the last hour. After reading these two links I thought I could do this. System.DateModified:YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss So I tried System.DateModified:>...
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How to rename a big collection of files numerically, ordered based on "Date modified"?

I am using Windows 7; I have about 1400 small images of type: *.png Each image has a random name, but it has a specific date it was created at; that is "Date modified". What I need to do is to re-...
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Weird directory called Future

I've just found a folder on an 8 GB flash stick with some weird stuff going on. The folder is called Future and, according to Properties, it's 71.6 GB. Most of the items in it are dated in the future –...
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Change the "modified date" of a folders (in possibly powershell)

From time to time, when I force-shutdown a Windows Server 2003 machine (I have no choice), the folders contained in a certain directory all change their 'modified date' to the current date. Luckily, ...
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Windows Explorer show file modified date as ago string

Is it possible to modify Windows File explorer to show file modified section as "ago" string. So it would be showing file modified "2 days 2 hours ago" or "14 seconds ago" etc..
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How to change wrong /missing exif data for many images at once?

First up: I'm using Windows 8.1 (Actually W10 TP, but it's close enough to 8.1). I have roughly 32,000 pictures that I've taken over the last 7 years which 'mostly' have correct exif data. ...
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Is it possible to sort a table by entry modification date? Specifically, how to access from VBA the last modification time of an object?

I have a MS Word document where I accumulate and frequently modify certain data in a very long table. So I would like to sort the data by latest modification time in the rows. Of course if I add a ...
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Run Query in Siebel on Modified due date

I want to run a query for open SRs by Modified due dates. I cannot find that field in normal query. Please help me out.
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Make folders' last modified date correspond to last modified date of its child folders/files

I am working with FileZilla to locate the last modified files of my website. I thought the last modified date of a parent folder will correspond to the latest last modified date of its children files ...
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files modified when i was not home

I noticed some of my music files were modified (Windows 7, NTFS) when I wasn't home. They have different MD5 checksums. I looked in the Event View to see if I could find anything about what might do ...
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Financial Quarters from date

I have looked around for other solutions to this issue using the =ROUNDUP(MONTH(A1)/3,0) code. However I am not using the standard dates for Quarters Q1 - 02-Feb/03-may Q2 - 04-May/02-Aug Q3 - 03-...
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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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how to batch change date created to date modified

I have many video files ending with extensions mov, avi, mp4, and mts. I need to change their "date created" to their "date modified value" I tried using the following powerhsell script: Get-...
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How can I tell when a font was installed?

On Windows Server 2008 RC2, is there a reliable way to determine when a specific font was installed? I do know for sure that it was installed manually, i.e. didn't come pre-bundled with the system. ...
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Restoring file properties but not the complete files, from backup

While copying data from my old storage on a Linux computer to the new (linux-based) NAS, I accidentially failed with getting the properties (most important: the modify dates) along to the new location....
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Losing connection when computer date/time changed

I often remote into customers' computers and last night I had to temporarily change the date/time back 3 days on a customer's server to re-enter some tickets into their POS system to fix an issue we ...
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Files corrupting without changing the date modified

We have files on our network that are being corrupted. ex. of corrupted file: name = foobar.indd date modified = 2/6/2014 so the file was last modified on the 2/6/2014 then was opened just fine on ...
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batch - File last modification time with seconds

I want to know when a file has been modified for the last time. I can get these infos using the following batch script: FOR %%i IN (myfile) DO SET modif_time=%%~ti The problem is that I need the ...
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Copy folders from server to client created between specific time stamps?

I want to create a batch file that will delete the folders at my specified destination, then copy all folders modified after 7AM yesterday from my source; this is because I want to be able to run this ...
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How to change a date inside an EXE file?

I have come to a conclusion that every time this program goes beyond a date it gives me problem. So I would like to hack the exe and modify that date to avoid that problem. How to do that? It's a ...
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Search unix drive for file modified today

Is there a way I can search an entire unix drive for a file that was modified today? I realize this could take a while, but thats not an issue
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How to add "date modified" as a permanent option for sorting files in Windows?

I would like the "date modified" option to be permanently shown on every folder in Windows Explorer when I right click and choose "sort" and also on the bar above the content of the folder. Right now ...
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Windows 7 Explorer Columns: meaning of "Date" in relation to "Date Modified"/"Date Created"?

I've managed to alter the creation/modified date on a large number of files that I've moved with a well known 3rd party software. The only field that seems to point to a valid period of time is "Date"...
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Automatically insert time/date last modified into notepad++

How do I automatically insert the time & date last modified into a Notepad++ document? I have found a question about automatically inserting the current time, but it appears to be about a much ...
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How can I identify files in my Windows file system where the modified date is X more recent than the created date?

I'm hoping this can be handled with some PowerShell tricks. I have a directory on my work machine (Windows XP) containing tons of PDFs, some of which I've annotated and resaved. I'd like to be able ...
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How does client - web server mechanism of check for latest modified date work?

I know that a web browser check if a resource is modified/expired within a given timestamp to decide if downloading such resource or not. So, here come two questions: i) generally speaking how ...
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How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date? [duplicate]

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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Sorting by Date Modified in Windows 8

In prior versions of Windows I used to be able to sort my folders by date modified. If any files in those folders where added, removed, changed etc... the folder date would be updated. However, in ...
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How to save and restore file's created/modified dates?

I've copied a bunch of files from one server to the other, and now the files' dates are reset to current. How to backup files' dates on old server and restore the them on the new one (without re-...
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Windows 7 Recycle Bin sort by Date Modified

In the Recycle Bin, I sorted by 'Date Modified', but the result is not in the proper order. It was neither ascending nor descending. Other sorts (by Date deleted, size, item type) all work well. Does ...
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Looking for utility to batch change created/modified date of multiple files in ascending datetime (windows XP/7/Mac/Linux)

I'm looking for a utility that batch/bulk modifies file datestamps (date-modified and/or date-created) to the second accuracy but does so in ascending incremental order, e.g. File1 2012-04-18 10:21:...
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