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help with HD creation date!!!
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Apr 26, 2002, 06:27 PM
 
hello, is there any program I can use to modify a drives CREATION date without erasing the contents?

thanks in advance!
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Apr 26, 2002, 07:27 PM
 
I'm wondering why you would want to do that? Would you want to move it forward or backward in time?

Just curious before I answer.
     
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Apr 26, 2002, 07:33 PM
 
I need to move it back...

i screwed up a drive... we have a hard drive (FW) at work for our retrospect backup

i was having a problem with a drive and ran diskdoctor
stupid me ran it on that backup drive, and "fixed" the creation dates
now i need to restore some files (a full drive that burnt out actually)
and retrospect says the drive has the correct files, but the creation date is not correct (it does list the correct date it should be so I know what to set it to)

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Apr 26, 2002, 11:36 PM
 
getting desperate here

anyone have a way to extract these retrospect files?

hanks
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Apr 27, 2002, 12:00 AM
 
Use this script:

tell app "Disk Copy"
set creation date of disk "Disk Name" to date "Date"
end tell

This requires the use of Mac OS 9's Disk Copy.

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Apr 27, 2002, 11:47 AM
 
also sent this to your e-mail:

I appreciate it!

Do you have a more specific example?, I need to set the date and time.

Would it be something like: set date "12/25/01 12:17pm"\
Or do I need to use a certain format?

Thanks you really saved my butt If I can get this to work, we lost our whole book (due out Monday) on that drive!

Thanks
-Mike
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Apr 27, 2002, 12:20 PM
 
why even sweat over the creation dates? just restore and be done with it. no one with give a rip.
     
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Apr 27, 2002, 01:29 PM
 
As I said before:

and retrospect says the drive has the correct files, but the creation date is not correct

and I will not let me proceed with the resotre, I asks for the correct volume

Thanks!
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Apr 27, 2002, 09:30 PM
 
try resedit. maybe it will let you modify. if that won't work, I think you're out of luck.
     
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Apr 28, 2002, 01:13 AM
 
ResEdit doesn't work on disks, and can't read or change the creation or modification date for folders. Use the script I wrote earlier.

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