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Lacie 250GB changes date when copied

Please help me, I'm so-o-o-o- frustrated! When I copy files from my Mac OSX to the lacie external drive, it changes the original file date to the current days date. I need to retain the original date. Can you please help?

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Re: Lacie 250GB changes date when copied

Unfortunately, when you copy a file, you are technically creating a new file hence it would assign the current day's date as the new date.

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Using this Western Digital Passport for an example,

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