Windows 10: Is it possible to find who the original creator of a file or folder? Solved


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    Windows 10 Home x64
       09 Mar 2018 #1

    Is it possible to find who the original creator of a file or folder?


    I am trying to see who the original creator of a file or folder in Windows 10, or in general Windows OS. Is this possible if the files were copied from another device or computer? I know I can change ownership of a file (or folder), but after it's copied to another device is the creator the same? And my focus is more on media files and folders such as video files, music, or picture files. If this has been posted, my apologies for my lack of search skills, but I have tried searching even in this forum, and can't seem to find the answer. Thank you in advance!
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  2.    09 Mar 2018 #2

    Alas, no, this isn't always possible. See this Serverfault discussion for some interesting info and background on this topic, as it pertains to NTFS: filesystems - How to check the creator of a file in Windows? - Server Fault
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       09 Mar 2018 #3

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Alas, no, this isn't always possible. See this Serverfault discussion for some interesting info and background on this topic, as it pertains to NTFS: filesystems - How to check the creator of a file in Windows? - Server Fault
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Thanks! I actually ran into that same thread before posting, but at least this will keep me from wasting time! Thanks so much!
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