How do I transfer my SD card data without losing the "last modified" dates? ?

So my phone's SD card is almost full. I transferred all the data to a new SD card (with more memory), and, to my horror, all my pictures, videos, notes, voice recordings, etc. were shuffled up because I realized that the "last modified" date for all files resets to the day that I transfer. Is there any possible way to make that switch (transfer to the more spacious SD card) while maintaining the last modified dates, so that I can preserve the order of my files (that is how they are currently ordered on my phone)?

The phone I am using is Moto G6 and the laptop is MacBook pro.Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago

    can you sort the view by date created which should not be changed

  • J
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    If you copy to and from the SD card using "cp -p" in the Terminal, that *should* preserve the dates.

    https://ss64.com/osx/cp.html

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