Windows 10: Files Creation Date

Discus and support Files Creation Date in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Helllo, I have several folders with important documents, letters, notes etc. To keep then safe I just copied the several folders to another location... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Motim, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Motim Win User

    Files Creation Date


    Helllo,
    I have several folders with important documents, letters, notes etc. To keep then safe I just copied the several folders to another location (another disc) in the computer. Noticed that all files in the new location got current date as creation date, not as the originals.
    Tried some backup programs, but when they backup / copy the source folders / files to the target location, files creation date is changes to current date.
    Is it possible to do it keeping the original creation date of the files.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks


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    Motim, Nov 30, 2019
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    When a document is copied to a new location, the mod and creation date are changed to the date of the copy. But with picture and video files, these always also retain the original creation date regardless of how many times they were copied or edited.
    Why can’t something like this be implemented for other file types?



    But the system is what it is. For those of you who need to know the actual date a file was created and/or modified, how do you keep track of this? Some files, like PDF’s also retain this data which can be viewed from within Acrobat or the Reader, but
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    LonWinters, Nov 30, 2019
    #2
  3. File creation date is changed

    Hi Alice,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    To get clarity and assist you better we’d need some more information regarding this issue.



    1. Did you notice this issue recently?
    2. Do you use OneDrive to sync files?


    Meanwhile, we would suggest you follow methods mentioned below to resolve the issue.



    Method 1: Windows time service.



    1. Open Services by searching for it in search bar.
    2. Look for Windows Time in the list on the right pane.
    3. Right click on the same > select Stop > right click > select
      Restart.
    4. Again right click select Properties.
    5. Click on the drop down menu next to Startup type: and select
      Automatic.
    6. Then click on Apply > OK.


    Method 2: Configure Windows Date and time to automatic.



    1. Go to Settings > Time & Language >
      Date & time.
    2. Make sure the correct time zone is select under the
      Time zone.
    3. Turn ON the toggle switch under Set time automatically.


    Method 3: Check Date and time UEFI.



    Kindly refer to
    How to use Surface UEFI
    under the section
    Date and time
    to check the settings.





    Hope it helps

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.



    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Nov 30, 2019
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  4. Files Creation Date

    Temp Files : Runaway Creation

    Hello Bruce,

    Windows Temporary files are created by the operating system during the normal course of its running when there may not be enough memory allocated for the task.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to delete temporary files nad check if it helps:

    Step 1

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type temp and click OK
    • Press Ctrl + A and click Delete


    Step 2

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type %temp% and click OK
    • Press Ctrl + A and click Delete

    Step 3

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type prefetch and click OK
    • Press Ctrl + A and click Delete

    Get back to us, if you have further queries. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Nov 30, 2019
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