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Windows 7: "Date Modified" changes on original file when copying


02 Jun 2010   #11
sevenup

win7
 
 

Wow that is interesting. Now that you mention that I did try to install something that I originally used for XP called "NinotechPathCopy". That was before I found out you could hold "SHIFT" and right-click in Win7 to "copy as path". At the time I tried installing the NinotechPathCopy it did not work so I assumed all was good but maybe it did actually install something. I will have to check on that as it could be what is causing my problem.


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02 Jun 2010   #12
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I cannot replicate the problem in question. Doing right-click drag and copy the modified date remains the same, moving it remains the same, left-click drag and copy to another drive stays the same... Maybe you have something, like an anti-virus or explorer extension that is doing something with the file during these copy operations.
Very good point. It certainly could be an A/V "on-demand" scanning of the files when they are accessed (in this case being moved/copied) which then modifies the files.
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02 Jun 2010   #13
sevenup

win7
 
 

I looked under "Programs and Features" and could not find anything to uninstall. I will have to look at the inf file to see what registry entries were made and maybe I can remove them.
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16 Aug 2010   #14
jtimothy

Windows XP
 
 
right-click and drag works!

Thank you Logic Earth! I'm still using XP; I found this forum by Googling the problem. Right-clicking and dragging a file (or a whole folder full of files) and selecting "copy" from the pop-up window, does indeed preserve the file modified dates in the copied files. Simple!

Why Microsoft does not make this info clearly and easily available, is mystifying to me. But no longer surprising.
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14 Feb 2011   #15
azuan

WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 STANDARD
 
 

i saw the notice "The last post in this thread was 183 days ago. If your post is not directly related to this discussion please consider making a new thread."

but i have same problem. and read through the topic, and same problem.

i copy (ctrl c) the picture from usb drive which has date 01/01/2011 for example. after paste (ctrl v) to local drive, date modified changed to todays date which is 15/02/2011.

is this kind of new behaviour of windows 7? if it is so-called "by design", i only can say, WOW!
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14 Feb 2011   #16
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by azuan View Post
but i have same problem. and read through the topic, and same problem.

i copy (ctrl c) the picture from usb drive which has date 01/01/2011 for example. after paste (ctrl v) to local drive, date modified changed to todays date which is 15/02/2011.

is this kind of new behaviour of windows 7? if it is so-called "by design", i only can say, WOW!
As I said before in this thread: "Date Modified" changes on original file when copying

I just copied from a USB drive. No change is modified date.
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05 Mar 2011   #17
drm200

windows 7 64
 
 
Sky drive modifies my files

I am using skydrive. I have noticed that upon uploading my files the "date modified" for each file is changed to the time that the file was uploaded.

This seems to violate the presumption that you are archiving an actual exact copy of the original file. I must retain an exact copy of the original.

Does anyone know how to get skydrive to not modify the original file?

I am using W7 64 bit.
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05 Mar 2011   #18
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I cannot replicate the problem in question. Doing right-click drag and copy the modified date remains the same, moving it remains the same, left-click drag and copy to another drive stays the same... Maybe you have something, like an anti-virus or explorer extension that is doing something with the file during these copy operations.
+1

I have never seen or noticed original file properties to change in any version of Windows when it's copied. I've now "played" about 15 minutes with this, trying to replicate this. No luck.

Right mouse button drag and drop, selecting Copy here or Create shortcut here > original file or folder properties including time stamp are not changed.

CTRL + C copy, CTRL + V paste > original file or folder properties including time stamp are not changed.

Context menu Copy - Paste > original file or folder properties including time stamp are not changed.

Am I missing something here?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drm200 View Post
I am using skydrive. I have noticed that upon uploading my files the "date modified" for each file is changed to the time that the file was uploaded.

This seems to violate the presumption that you are archiving an actual exact copy of the original file. I must retain an exact copy of the original.

Does anyone know how to get skydrive to not modify the original file?

I am using W7 64 bit.
Also this issue seems to be impossible to replicate, at least for me.

Right mouse button drag from desktop or folder and drop to SkyDrive > original file or folder properties including time stamp are not changed.

Left mouse button drag from desktop or folder and drop to SkyDrive > original file or folder properties including time stamp are not changed.

Uploading normally > original file or folder properties including time stamp are not changed.

Kari
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06 Mar 2011   #19
drm200

windows 7 64
 
 

I recreated the problem and have attached a screen-print showing the problem. To create the problem, I opened up two explorer windows and then created an empty directory in my skydrive called temporary. I then dragged the 8 files using windows explorer to the skydrive temporary folder at 4:37 a.m. (Saigon time)

That was the time the "aboutsyncfolder.pdf" was created on my D drive.

The same file on my skydrive shows it was created at 9:38 a.m .... but this is not true ... it had to be 4:38 am (exactly 5 hours different) ... The other files all show being created in skydrive at either 9:13 or 8:51. I don't know why this is. They were all dragged and dropped at the same time. I've repeated this many times and it gives the same results. I've disconnected and reconnected my Gladinet skydrive.

I'm in Saigon doing this ... could it be some sort of problem in timezones?


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23 May 2012   #20
crashnbuen

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

This is a problem that occurs when files are copied from ONE DRIVE to ANOTHER.

Even I would like a SIMPLER SOLUTION where the COPIED or MOVED Files & Folders RETAIN their DATE/ TIME STAMPS:
- Creation Date
- Last Modified Date
- Last Accessed Date (Not critical but nice to have)

Its simple but the only way for me to do this is a set of complex steps using RichCopy/ RoboCopy.
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