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The /D option of the XCOPY command does not specify local time. Instead,XCOPY /D copies all files created GMT 12:00 A.M. or later on the datespecified. XCOPY /D: does not convert the entered date from local time touniversal time before doing the copy.
For example, if the system is set for PDT (-7) and the following filesexist in the Test folder
XCOPY compares the date provided in the /D switch against the file date todetermine which files to copy. In Windows NT, the file date is stored inUniversal Time (GMT).
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