• Disk copying?

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    If I use the regular XP utilities to copy a
    (failing) external HD to another HD,

    1. Are file dates preserved? Or does the new HD
    get today's date, that being the date it's

    2. For copying to NTFS (from FAT): are all the
    directories writable even on another machine?

    The latter is brought up by Cygwin's cpio -pdm
    preserving dates and permissions except the
    required directories have permission 700, which
    means on another machine you can't even read the
    directories, since the userid doesn't match except
    by chance. The question is raised in case the XP
    utilities don't have this problem, which would be

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