Please excuse if this topic has been discussed. I searched through the forum and couldn’t find a working solution to what I’m experiencing.
Before getting a MPW, I have been backing up SD card photos directly to my MacBook Air via card reader. But for my last trip, I bought a MPW Pro to back up my SD cards on the go without a computer. I used the iOS app to update to current firmware and configure the drive to automatically import photos when the SD card is plugged in. I have since done several backups of my SD cards.
When I finally have access to my MacBook Air, I plugged in the drive via USB and noticed the Date Created/ Date Modified column shows random timestamp (close to import date but the timestamps are all randomised) rather than the date taken. As suggested in one thread, I made sure the computer is connected to the internet, has the correct date & time, and logged in to the MPW dashboard via http://192.168.60.1
When I copy & paste the photos directly to the computer via card reader, the Date Created column shows the correct date & time when the photos were taken (as configured on my camera).
Why does the MPW overwrite timestamps when importing? Doesn’t it simply copy data? How can I retain the original timestamp/ date taken?
As an extremely nostalgic person, the correct timestamps and dates in my photo albums are really important to me. It also makes it really difficult to organise thousands of photos. Please help!