Date created changes when I move a jpg file in File Explorer for W10


  1. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
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    Date created changes when I move a jpg file in File Explorer for W10


    I noticed something disconcerting: sometimes, when I move a jpg file to another folder, the date created timestamp is changed to the time I do this. Sometimes it doesn't (the timestamps don't change). The day I did the move was 12/10/2019.

    See my video showing this (last move), minute 00:30, sorry the resolution isn't great.
    https://i.imgur.com/tUXqB2O.mp4
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    The only way around this I know of is to use a program like Robocopy which has a parameter to preserve dates.
    On a folder/directory level, something like this: robocopy source target /MIR /DCOPY:T
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  3. Posts : 6,979
    windows 10
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    If its moved then its newley created on the target hence new time stamp try copying that should retain the date
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  4. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Samuria said:
    If its moved then its newley created on the target hence new time stamp try copying that should retain the date
    That's not so: copying updates both date created and date accessed. Moving either doesn't change any of the timestamps (or randomly changes "date created" in this case).
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