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How to keep 'date created' when download vid from G4 to Imac

April 3, 2015 at 00:36:19
Specs: Macintosh
How do I preserve the 'date created' when I download video off my Galaxy G4 phone onto my Imac. I've been doing this for some time with no problems using Kies but now for some reason it changes the 'date created' to the date of the transfer. Perhaps I did an upgrade somewhere along the way. I don't know. Can anyone tell me how to reset the download settings to fix this?



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April 3, 2015 at 11:33:26
Possibly these discussions will help:

This is the link to the utility to which most of the above refer...

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April 3, 2015 at 21:35:55
Thanks trvlr

These all seem to be in relation to window though.

I'm on an Imac....any recommendations for mac?

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April 3, 2015 at 23:03:17
What happens if you package the videos into a zip file, move them across and then extract them once they're on your iMac?

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April 4, 2015 at 02:37:40
The zip file approach is one mentioned in the links above (if I remember correctly). Can't see why it wouldn't work with Mac or any other OS...

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April 4, 2015 at 04:00:51
Sorry trvlr I didn't realise you touched on this method.

My thoughts were if the files are protected within a zipped file maybe the encapsulated contents might retain their original metadata through the transfer.

There are a few utilities that allow archiving contents within an android OS.

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April 4, 2015 at 04:09:18
How do i package into a zip file from my phone?

The date changes if I email or bluetooth the video across. This only happens with the video. The photos keep the original date.

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April 4, 2015 at 05:56:28
btk1w1 - no need of apologising - quite possible the OP may not notice that route in one of the post I linked too. It's not very obvious...

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April 4, 2015 at 06:06:52
Not sure if this approach will work here - but worth a look-see and test?

and this looks like a fudge approach you might consider; as it allows to "edit" date etc...

Also a thought... (they happen now and then). What happens if you send the files into a Cloud system; then bring them down onto the Mac that way?

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