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Windows 7: Copy file to new hard drive, what is left behind?

21 May 2015   #1
EmilFrederiksen

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Copy file to new hard drive, what is left behind?

Hello everyone

Sorry that I am posting something similar yesterday, but I have tried to formulate it better this time. Hope I will get some more help.

File A
This file is created in 2010 and modified in 2012.
File A
Created: 2010
Modified: 2012
Accessed: 2012

File B
This file is a copy of file A, and is copied in 2014. When you copy a file, the copy-date becomes the ‘created’ and ‘accessed’ date.
File B
Created: 2014
Modified: 2012
Accessed: 2014

Now we copy file B to ANOTHER hard drive, in 2015, and the new file on the other hard drive we call file C.
File C
Created: 2015
Modified: 2012
Accessed: 2015

File A and file C is on DIFFERENT hard drives.
Can file C be remade into the 2010 (first) version of file A? Before file A was modified.
Does file C contain any information about the 2010 (first) version of file A? For example the date, 2010?
Does file C contain any data about the 2010 (first) version of file A?


Thank you for answering

Best regards


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21 May 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Somebody told me that MS Office Suite often contains a history of changes made within a file; now, whether those changes point to the previous file[s], don't know.
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22 May 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

The best way to work with previous file versions is using the feature in System Restore for Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders - Windows 7 Help Forums

To rely on older file version, apportion more space on the hard drive for System Protection and set up Windows Backup to incrementally backup files as often as you think you'd need.
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
Backup User and System Files

I hope this helps. It may be better to act proactively than to try to parse the mysteries of how Windows dates files.
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23 May 2015   #4
EmilFrederiksen

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

But anyone has no idea about:
Both files are on different hard drives
Does file C contain any information about the 2010 (first) version of file A? For example the date, 2010?
Does file C contain any data about the 2010 (first) version of file A?
Not even in file C's coding?
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23 May 2015   #5
EmilFrederiksen

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Or is there somehow a method to open the file in command prompt ect. to see more info about it?
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23 May 2015   #6
gregrocker

 

Look on the file Properties for Previous Versions to restore. That is all I know to suggest.
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