I need to move files to microSD external storage, sans PC, both as back-up and to free space, but need to keep creation and modification dates. (And will it allow restoring wi:th them intact?)

I have ES File Explorer now, but it can't, nor can it even write to external storage as advertised, so it needs to go, anyway. (2½ stars, tops.)

No root.

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    You could use a terminal app and copy commands of the Linux shell. The cp command has an option to preserve time stamps etc (-p). – Izzy Jun 11 at 22:06
  • Hm. OK, well it sounds like an option, but would be all new territory for me. Not that not wouldn't figure it out, but I was looking for something a little simpler and user-friendly whicb is why I phrased my question as I did, which I see was rewritten. – guest Jun 12 at 0:04
  • How to save files to external SD card on a non-rooted Android?. Asking for app recommendation is off-topic here but MiXplorer does have an option in settings to preserve modification time while copying files. Going for a CLI option, as Izzy suggested, would be a more robust solution. – Irfan Latif Jun 12 at 0:24

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