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Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date

THE WORST BEHAVIOUR EVER.  Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date. 150,000 FILES WITH THE SAME DATE AND TIME STAMP.

This is the way it is supposed to work?  Other backup programs (including windows default backup) do not do this.

BEWARE,

Walter Charles Wiseley, Ed.D.

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Kudos0

Re: Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date

THE WORST BEHAVIOUR EVER.  Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date. 150,000 FILES WITH THE SAME DATE AND TIME STAMP.

This is the way it is supposed to work?  Other backup programs (including windows default backup) do not do this.

BEWARE,

Walter Charles Wiseley, Ed.D.
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Re: Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date

It's to be expected. That's precisely how every single online backup service works as well as when you download a file. It has no way to retain the original date/time stamps. The default Windows Backup program is a local backup which has direct access to the operating system and can pull those details. Even in some cases not even local backups always retain that information correctly. 

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Kudos0

Re: Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date

I was using an external disk.  100,000+ files with the same date time retored is not appropriate recovery of data when I was out of sync by three months from loss of disk (and had a three month old image).

That enhancement makes your product unusable for anything but a single file restore. Get a grip.

Walter Charles Wiseley, Ed.D.
Kudos0

Re: Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date

I'm not certain what you're referring to in regards to a product enhancement. I made no such claim or statement. Getting modified dates back exactly the same as they were has definitely been low on the totem pole for feature requests.

Kudos0

Re: Never use Norton Backup. Restore corrupts date/time stamp and sets it to restore date

You've got to be kidding !!!   I can't imagine ANYONE who would not expect their files to retain their dates.     To not keep files dated would be totally ridiculous !

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