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


03 Jun 2012   #21

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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.
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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 Windows 7 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
You were not able to recreate the issue because it really appears when we Move or Copy across different DRIVES/ PARTITIONS. Then the Created and Modified Dates change.

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03 Jun 2012   #22

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
You were not able to recreate the issue because it really appears when we Move or Copy across different DRIVES/ PARTITIONS. Then the Created and Modified Dates change.
It doesn't on my system.
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03 Jun 2012   #23

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
You were not able to recreate the issue because it really appears when we Move or Copy across different DRIVES/ PARTITIONS. Then the Created and Modified Dates change.
It doesn't on my system.
As per my observation the MODIFIED DATE stays, CREATED date changes.

Only when I COPY with TERACOPY do the CREATED DATES remain.
ROBOCOPY also has the ability but I am checking it as we speak.

Please check this..

COPY some older FOLDERS & FILES that have CREATED & MODIFIED DATES of last year or so. (The columns / fields have to be made visible in explorer if not already)

COPY them to an External USB HDD or so.

Report back with results.

If you are able to find both C & M dates are MAINTAINED, then please post your
Windows OS Details. (i.e. XP / Win 7 / Ultimate/ Pro / x32 / x64)
(Assuming you are not using another Copy/File Tool or CopyHandler)
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03 Jun 2012   #24

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
Report back with results.
Like I said, all data is maintained, Modified timestamps remain. Done with Windows Explorer.
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03 Jun 2012   #25

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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03 Jun 2012   #26

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Maybe my XP is bugging out and not able to do this. Let me check if my Windows 7 x64 also keeps the CREATED DATES.
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04 Jun 2012   #27

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

This should clear some things up.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299648
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06 Jun 2012   #28

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Nice article helps quite a bit. But, it still doesn't talk about Copy / Move operations across different DRIVES / PARTITIONS, esp. NTFS > NTFS.
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06 Jun 2012   #29

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

In my experience, and as UsernameIssues above shows, when you copy a file to a new partition or drive, the created time will update to the current time it was copied but the file modification time remains unchanged. If you move the file, it retains the creation and modification times. In both cases, last accessed times are updated to the time it was moved/copied.
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10 Jun 2012   #30

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

What a charming discussion about an obscure, and mostly ignored topic. The term "Date" in Windows is even more complicated than previously described. There is in addition to "Date Modified", and "Date created", there is also just a "Date". (plus date accessed, archived, saved,...)

If you are having a slow afternoon, and like Windows puzzles, try this. In the Contents pane of a folder in Windows Explorer, Right click a blank area, which gives a context menu, dependent on... what, Folder "type" maybe? (I really hate folder "types". It is so Apple-like to have the computer arbitrarily decide for me, like I am too stupid to assign folder types when I want them.) But never mind, R-C gives a context menu.

Menu type one -- Sort choices include "Date" (Name, Date, Type, Size, Tags) other folders will have Menu type two -- Sort choices include "Date modified" (Name, Date modified, Type, Size) There are also other menus for folders containing mostly music and video.

Virtually all varieties of Sort, (that I have tried) leaves sub-folders before mere files--Except with Date Modified, Descending--here files come before folder. This was really irritating. If you sort by "Date Modified" "Ascending", Folders come before files. But Date Modified, Descending, Files come first.

The "More..." choice at the bottom of the "Sort-by" list, allows adding choices to that menu. So, I added a "Date" choice.

If you sort by "Date" "Descending" then all sub-folders are at the top of the list, Files at the bottom. (everywhere I tried). Changing to Ascending, keeps the folders at top of the list.

I am nearly always interested in Descending, to keep my recent work at the top of the list. But I want my folders first. So, I am adding Sort by "Date" to all my folders. Hope this is not something that will crash like the feature (XP, or Vista?) that limited the number of folders where you could create a custom layout.

And I still dont know where the "Date" value really comes from. Seems equal to either Date created or Date modified, but the fun is wearing thin.
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