I am working in Windows with GIT. 

When I need to fix an older released version of our system I CHECKOUT that 
version. GIT restores the files in my working directory to the *contents* 
they had on that time. But it does not restore the *file dates*.

This causes me problems because many of the tools we use look at file 
dates, for example our debugger. I could make a copy on disk (or a zip 
file) of each branch before I switch away from it, instead of using GIT for 
this, but that really defeats the purpose of GIT.

Is there a configuration option or other means to change that GIT behavior?


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