file Creation date changes.

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi all,

I have a client with Windows XP running on a SBS 2003 server.

He has say a file he create in excel or access on the 28th Feb 2007. Modified say 24th July 2007. If he copies that file to a shared folder on the network, the Created Date changes to a bizaar 5th of May 2007.

Uhhmmm, this is why i love pcs.....Any Ideas?

Question by:SeanNij
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    Expert Comment

    Did he check the right place? is 5/5/2007 the creation date of the Shared folder?
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    by:Walter Padrón
    When you copy a file the Creation Date is the current date/time, is a totally new file.

    This only remain unchanged when you Cut/Paste the file on the same partition.

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    Accepted Solution

    The "CREATED" date refers to when sepcific file was created.

    Copying a file will change that date to the current.  But the Modified Date will remain the same.  This is because the copy of a file is a new file.

    Moving a file will not change the date and will retain it's original created date.

    If this is an Office Document or one created by any other program which uses MetaData, then the Created date of the file in it's metadata not be changed and would always reflect the actual Creation date of the file.


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