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.pdf internal format - extract original creation date

Posted on 2012-08-21
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Last Modified: 2012-09-18
don't know if this is possible or not:

I have a number of .pdf files that I need to display the original creation date for user selection. The normal windows file properties dates do not do this. I was thinking that the actual .pdf file might have the original date stored in a internal header or something, that I could extract pro grammatically.

any thoughts appreciated
Question by:jsgould
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Brian Gee earned 2000 total points
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From what I'm understanding of your request, you need to display a Date Created field for all the PDFs listed in a particular window.

Windows does support a column header called Date created that will allow the listing of the creation date of any particular file in an open window. (From the Details view) if you were to right-click on the Date modified column header, you would see a Date created column header that you can check/select thus displaying the file creation date.

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ID: 38320664
Thank you. does date created remain constant as the actual, original date? can it be changed? Thks

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