Windows 10: detached files being saved with current date and time instead of date and time created

Discus and support detached files being saved with current date and time instead of date and time created in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; All detached files from email are being saved with current date and time instead of the actual date and time they were created. This is not a good way... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by HarvWhit, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. HarvWhit Win User

    detached files being saved with current date and time instead of date and time created


    All detached files from email are being saved with current date and time instead of the actual date and time they were created. This is not a good way to track important documents forwarded by others. Looking in the meta data is not a productive solution. The correct dates and times should be shown in explorer. Please fix.

    :)
     
    HarvWhit, Oct 9, 2021
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  2. WernerGg Win User

    Wrong file modification dates/times

    I use ActiveSync 4.5 to synchronize my Mobile WM6.1 with my PC WinXP, SP3. I synchronize Office items and files.

    ActiveSync

    • owerwrites file dates (modified date to be specific) with current transmission date
    • sometimes resyncs all files with no understandable reason and then changes all file dates to current date.
    I know this is a known issue but I could not find any reasonable answer on that nasty behaviour. ActiveSync should synchronize files and not spoil them.

    Does anybody know exactly how ActiceSync works?

    For reproduction of the problem I made an experiment. Protocol follows. Issues that are ok are marked with "+++". Issues that are bugs in my opinion are marked with "---"

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    File created on Mobile, later edited,

    Not attached to PC

    ==> On Mobile:

    Create Time: 17:32

    Modify Time: 17:37

    (Note: I have a tool "TreeSize Mobile" that is able to show creation, change and last access date on WM)

    Now USB cable attached.

    ActiveSync syncs the file to the PC

    ==> On PC:

    Create Time: 17:40

    Modify Time: 17:40

    --- This is wrong. Time of transmission, not file dates.

    +++ But maybe ok because the file is really created on the PC at this time.

    ==> On Mobile:

    Create Time: 17:32

    Modify Time: 17:37

    +++ This is still unchanged and correct

    Even after following runs of ActveSync from other reasons these dates stay unaltered since the file is not transferred again.

    +++ This is correct but strange, because the file on the PC is newer than on the mobile.

    --- Bug or feature?

    Now the File is edited on the PC.

    The Mobile is still attached.

    Immediately after save of the file:

    ==> On PC:

    Create Time: 17:40

    Modify Time: 18:12

    A short time later the file is transferred to the Mobile.

    And back again!

    --- Why back again?

    ==> On Mobile:

    Create Time: 17:32

    Modify Time: 18:13

    --- This is wrong. Time of transmission, not file date.

    ==> On PC:

    Create Time: 17:40

    Modify Time: 18:13

    --- This is wrong. Time of transmission, not file date.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I cannot reproduce the case when ActiveSyncs resynchronizes all (!) files. But when it happens then all file modification dates on both ends are wrong, namely current transmission date. Creation dates sometimes survive, sometimes not.

    All in all: Never use file dates on your Mobile. They are totally unreliable.
     
    WernerGg, Oct 9, 2021
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  3. jlai-17 Win User
    How to save attachment from Outlook without changing the Date Modified to current date

    Hi,

    I noticed that the Date Modified is changed to current date when I save an attachment from Outlook 2016 in Windows 10.

    Previously, the Date Modified was based on the date/time of when the file was attached to the email, instead of date/time of when the file was saved from the email.

    Somehow, something changed in Windows/Outlook in the last few weeks/month.

    Is there a way to revert to either the original date of the attachment or the date the file was attached to the email or the date of the email, INSTEAD of the current date/time of saving the attachment.

    This is critical because we will be able to tell if we have already the same copy of the attachment in our folder. If the Date Modified is based on current date/time, we can save it many times and have different dates but not know if the file is the same
    or a different version.

    Thanks

    Jeff
     
    jlai-17, Oct 9, 2021
    #3
  4. Aries Win User

    detached files being saved with current date and time instead of date and time created

    save date/time shows wrong time

    The date and time are accurate in my Windows 10 clock but when I saved a file this morning it came up with 4/25/16 and a time which didn't correspond to the correct time either.

    This is the first time it has happened.

    I rebooted my computer and then checked the properties on the file in question.

    What happened is that the date and time the photo was taken is appearing as the date and time of the file when I am saving it. So I guess there may be some setting which needs adjusting. Apparently the date and time of the original online source is overriding
    my computer's date and time.

    I would like for my files to continue to be saved with the date and time that I save them, not the date and time that the photo or creation is appearing according to the original source.
     
    Aries, Oct 9, 2021
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