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Windows 7: file date-created VS date-modified where modified < created

06 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
file date-created VS date-modified where modified < created

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Please help with this question about file date-created VS date-modified in Windows 7.

Suppose a file is created at time1.

How come Windows7 reports "date created" as "time1" and "date modified" as "time2" where "time2" is a time earlier than time1?

See the attached file, "WindowsDateIssue201203061503.png", for an example.


-- Mark Kamoski

file date-created VS date-modified where modified &lt; created-windowsdateissue201203061503.png

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09 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

If you (/your computer) have not played with system time:

That means that file is a copy of a file created earlier.

To confirm, find an old file and copy it to another folder/disc.
Check the dates.

This situation can also occur with some archives (depending on your settings).
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