troubleshooting Question

Discrepancy in timestamp of two files

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Win10:

Hello,
I discovered a timestamp discrepancy when I look at a directory in Windows Explorer vs. Command Prompt. (Filenames scrubbed.)

Here's how it looks in windows explorer. The first file pair is in the PROJECTS folder, the second pair in a subfolder, to which I copied the files via the GUI  (not command prompt):
In windows explorer
And here's how they look in the command prompt:
Directory of P:\Projects

12/17/2018  04:53 PM            22,465 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDomains_AfterUploading.PNG
02/22/2019  04:54 PM            23,726 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxKeywords_AfterUploading.PNG
           
Directory of P:\Projects\TimestampDiscrepancy

12/17/2018  04:53 PM            22,465 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDomains_AfterUploading.PNG
02/22/2019  04:54 PM            23,726 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxKeywords_AfterUploading.PNG

In the main PROJECTS folder, you'll note that the timestamps for the first two files differ between the WIndows Explorer view and the Command prompt view. (4:51p and 4:53p vs 4:53p and 4:54p)

However, after copying the files (the second two files you see in each example), the timestamps match. The COPY command apparently reset/refreshed the timestamp.

Does Win10 store more than one timestamp for files? (They are all PNG files.)

(Interestingly the time of day of the 2nd file in the Windows Explorer view of the top-level folder ( 4:53 PM) matches the time of day of the 1st file in the WIndows Explorer view of the subfolder.)

Thanks,
Steve

PS-On Friday, I thought I had seen the files not appearing in alphabetical order, but that's not happening now.
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