Preserving the files` original date/time

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yrrab436 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I`m really sorry if the answer is easily found. I`ve looked, but I`ve been up a bit late.

I`ve started my evaluation of Offline Explorer Pro, but I can`t figure out how to make the local files in OE Pro`s downloads folder have the same date as the files from a web site. It`s always irked me how the date is set to the download date with most Internet software. I can understand localized web page files having new dates, but I would at least like images and other files OE Pro doesn`t modify to have their local dates set to the date on the server they`re downloaded from. I frequently use GetRight, and it has such an option, so I downloaded an evaluation of MetaProducts` Mass Downloader to see if it has the same feature. Sure enough, it does! Is there a setting somewhere in Offline Explorer Pro to use this same option? I plan on eventually getting the offer that includes both Offline Explorer Pro and Mass Downloader, since it`s less than a $10 difference, but I would still like to know if it`s possible to do this in OE Pro independently of Mass Downloader. If there is no option, is there a way to do it with Mass Downloader`s integration?

In short: I don`t want the file date/time in the downloads folder to be the date/time OE Pro downloaded the file; I want it to be the date from the server from which the file was downloaded.

Again, sorry if I missed something simple or another thread. I found the option in less than thirty seconds in Mass Downloader, so I`m afraid I may have passed something simple up in Offline Explorer Pro.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Well, there is no such feature in Offline Explorer, because the file modification date is being used in some of its features. However there is a small program that assign server file modification dates to file dates. You can download it here:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/ofdsetup.exe

I hope it helps you.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
yrrab436 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Thank you very much. I`ll try that!
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
You are welcome!

Oleg.