Moved Snagit 10 to new computer... Images reflect transf date vs actual date. How do I correct this? HELP! NEED FOR WORK!

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I am trying to move my Snagit 10 to a new computer... Also moving from 32bit to 64bit.. It was suggested this is why I am having issues.. That doesn't make sense.. The images tranferred with the transfer date tag, and not the actual date. How do I correct the date on my transferred files..?
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Paul

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Are you referring to the png files stored in your computer's hard drive, external to SnagIt?
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Tracie

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Paul - yes I am..
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Tracie

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I am trying to move them from a 32bit to a 64bit...while moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10...  Bananas...I know...   There are all work items....  I find the reference snagit via the larger thumbnails..  When I move them all over, the stupid date shows the date moved..  I have to go into each specific one to see the actual date...  PLEASE tell me there is a way......
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If you are doing  a copy to or move to the other machine it usually changes the date.
What should retain the original date is to sync the files/folders between the machines.
I use SyncToy to backup files to external drives and it retains the date of the originals.
Google "sync two windows machines" and you should find plenty of info to do it.
:)
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Thank you  so much..!!  I will try this (with help...I am a human EMP)...  Fingers crossed..!
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Try Dubie's solution.

Background:
The reason the dates changed is that what you are seeing is the File System Date, which is the date the files first appeared on your new system, hence they are all the same.

Dubie's solution should retain the original date

If it doesn't, the Date/Time Original field should be present in the EXIF data and could be copies from there to the File System Date.  But it's a dark art which you will only need to worry bout if all else fails
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Thank you Thank you Thank you..!!  I am getting some hands-on assistance to try this out (hopefully by tomorrow)..  I noticed I was holding my breath as I typed my response (in anticipation and hope of success..)  I am terrified at this point, to try any new tricks without a copilot..  Wish me luck...!  Thank you..!!
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OK, so before you do anything more, please take a copy of the files from your old system and put that copy somewhere safe. Then if something goes wrong you have an insurance copy.
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+1 to that Paul
:)
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Tracie

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Brilliant..!  Thank you..!
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Tracie

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SUCCESS..!!!!!    Paul - you should be wearing a CAPE because you are my HERO..!!!  Thank you so much..!!
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ME?  Surely Dubie? :)
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Tracie

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Yes of course..!  Dubie NAILED it..!!  I appreciate Dubie's brilliant (and super fast) help as well as all the additional support you  (Paul) provided..  This was super stressful for me...  Much worse than when they (work) changed the standard color on one of my program icons..  That was a bad day for EVERYONE....     ;o)