My Passport does not keep the Dates of files


#1

How can I get my Passport to keep the dates of files being stored?
Thanks,
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#2

Hi Janice

maybe you posted in the wrong section of the community, WD Labs is development corner.

“My Passport” is a pretty dumb device not having any intelligence for data manipulation in it.
Means: any external drive like a My Passport will not affect not touch any stored data.
Lost timestamps for stored data has nothing to do with the drive itself.


#3

Hi Joerg
When WD Backup runs, the resulting archive shows all files on my Passport with their “date modified” date set to the date of the backup. I bet that is what Janice was talking about. At any rate, this is a problem because the date modified is a useful piece of information that I don’t want to lose. I can guess why the Backup program does this. But I wonder: does WD Backup have a mode where it does not do this? Otherwise I will need to find another way to use my Passport as a dumb drive.
Thanks!
Mark Dykes


#4

Since I see no responses with a solution, I just want to add that I am looking for an answer to the same question. WD Support was not helpful, other than saying what I already knew - that the date was the date of backup. I was hoping the online community might have some sort of work-around, but apparently not? I agree - very limited use as a back-up drive, if unable to save my original modified dates; if only I had known! I read a lot of reviews before buying; interesting that none mentioned this issue. Hopefully there are drives out there that can do better?