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By: Martijn Coppoolse   Homepage   Voorburg, NL  
Date: Feb 15,2019 at 09:29
In Response to: Suspect Macs involved (Peter Shute)

> Both are NTFS, although one is Windows 2003 Server R2 and the other is
> Server 2012 R2.

The Windows version shouldn’t make a difference.

> The files were copied from one server to the other with robocopy, which
> runs nightly.
> The files are photos. It's possible that the original files were later
> recopied and overwritten from an iPhone or flash drive or computer. The
> presence of a .ds_store in the screenshot suggests a Mac is involved, so
> that's likely the answer.

Yes, I saw that; that’s why I thought this was perhaps a USB drive.

> Presumably robocopy has been ignoring the small time differences and
> not refreshing the destination copies. I did find other cases where the
> timestamp on a few source files was much older. In those cases probably
> someone edited the file, setting the timestamp to that day, then later
> copied the photo off their phone, etc, again, and overwrote it. Robocopy
> decided to not refresh the newer destination file with an older one.

That makes sense. :-)


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