If you COPIED the files, then try: rsync -nav oldsystem:/old/dir/ /new/dir/ With the trailing slashes. The "n" says "don't do it, just pretend". If you did it right, then you should get no output. If there are problems with the permissions and time stamps, you can use "-r" instead of "-a", and it'll just look at the file contents and not the attributes. Alan .