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SharePoint and File Ownership

I have several thousand documents sitting within a set of folders.  I would like to upload them to my SharePoint site.  However,  when I do so,  the files show me as modified by me which is not good.  I need to upload them and maintain the user that shows as either the creator or modifier of the file(s).

Is there a way to do this?
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I doubt this is possible with OOTB SharePoint.  I recommend that you recreate a new column and add the author manually.

Howard BashSenior Software Engineer

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You know that's an interesting thought!  I will look at this and see if that works for the users.  I'll let you know.  Good idea!
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No problem.  Hope it works out for you. :)

Ezs