How to Preserve Timestamps

By the default last modified time of downloaded or uploaded files is set to the date and time of when they were downloaded or uploaded. Learn how to preserve the original file timestamp.

  1. Choose Transfer > Preserve timestamps of transferred files
  2. A warning is shown. For FTP, FTPS and SFTP protocols the timestamp for uploads requires that the
    server supports the MFMT FTP command:

  3. Upload or download your files.

There are no special requirements for preserving timestamps over SFTP.

Preserving timestamps of downloaded files is supported for all protocols. Preserving timestamps of uploaded files is supported only by the following protocols:

  • Azure File
  • Backblaze B2
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive

The video tutorial below shows how to preserve timestamps while transfering files with FileZilla Pro.

Video tutorial: How to Preserve Timestamps with FileZilla Pro

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