Happy New Year and a happy Friday! I hope you and your family had a
wonderful holiday. During my break, our family gained a new
family member--a puppy! Much to my surprise, as a green and
inexperienced dog owner, having a new puppy in the household is almost
as much work as having a newborn baby. And I thought I was done with
having kids! The puppy has brought our family a great deal
of joy already, and my kids are helping out quite a bit. If you
have any special puppy rearing or training tips, I'm all ears as I
sure can use some--just e-mail me. Any help is appreciated!
Every January I look forward to kicking off the year with
CES 2012 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.
It gives us a glimpse of the exciting and upcoming
products and trends in consumer tech. And if you're like me and
won't be able to attend, no worries! Our editors and staff will
cover it all, and will bring you blogs, videos, and live streams of the show
starting next week. You'll feel like you are there. So be sure to
check out the CNET CES 2012 coverage! Enjoy!
Now on to this week's topic of how we can help member Regi preserve
his backup files' creation dates when backing up his data using the
copying and pasting function to another drive.
Well Regi, I think the Staples "Easy button" was on your side this
time around as your question was answered quickly. The answer is
simple: don't use copy and paste when transferring folders and files to
your backup drive, as there are several options available that will
preserve your creation dates. Check out all the solutions provided by
our members in this week's discussion. They range from the simple
select, drag, and drop to a variety of recommended utilities that will
help you accomplish what you are seeking. Thanks, everyone, for your
time and have a great weekend!
Q: How can I preserve my files' create dates, after copying and pasting to another drive? I back my system up regularly but not with one of the
commercially available programs; I just copy and paste all
the files/libraries I want to a HDD. I have a couple and
alternate them each time I do a backup, so if the one disk
fails, I always have at least the penultimate backup. When I
build a new system, I just copy and paste again. Now here is
my problem, when I set up a new system all my dates, except
for "photo date taken" all reset to the current date. I have
tried all the date options from the View menu but none show
the date created. How can I preserve my dates? And is there
a way to prevent this from happening again? System Window 7
64-bit Pro. Many thanks!
Q: E-book reader: To root or not to root?
My wife has an e-book reader (Pandigital Novel) and I have been seeing
a lot of information about rooting it to an unlocked Android-enabled tablet.
A friend has a Barnes & Noble Nook and we have come to the same
question: what are the advantages and disadvantages of rooting? Are there
any risks and does it void the manufacturer warranty? Both the Novel
and the Nook have a fairly good set of native apps. Are there any
Android apps that would compel me to root? Thanks for your insight.