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      • #2362055
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        When copying files with Windows 7 file copy the files get ‘Date Modified’ which is the date of the copy process and not ‘Date Created’ which I want.
        Copying files with a 3rd party copy app like TeraCopy will set ‘Date Modified’ to the creation date of the files.

        Is there a way to add or replace the file date to ‘creation date’ system wide ?

      • #2362065
        A1ex
        AskWoody Plus

        Right click on the headers in the explorer window, you’ll get a whole host of items, including Creation Date.
        I add Attributes this way.

        A1ex

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      • #2362087
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Right click on a copied file and select Properties.
        Are the 3 dates, created, modified and accessed, different?

        When you say “no date created” do you mean that column is not available in Explorer or is nothing shown in that column?

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2362155
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Found the ‘date created column’. Now the question is how to make that column system default (all drives, all folders..)

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        • #2362250
          Drcard:))
          AskWoody Lounger

          To make that column system appear on all folders in a drive:

          Display the drive in Explorer.

          Add the date created column

          Must be in root of drive.

          Click empty area of Explorer so no folder on the drive is selected.

          Select Tools>Folder Options.  Select View tab.  Click the Apply to Folders.

          Since no folder is selected to determine the type of folder to apply to, Windows will apply this view to all folders on that drive.

          Sorry, each drive has to be set separately.

           

          HTH, Dana:))

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        • #2362254
          E Pericoloso Sporgersi
          AskWoody Plus

          Found the ‘date created column’. Now the question is how to make that column system default (all drives, all folders..)

          TreeSize Free gives you the creation date. Tick that column and it will always show.

          Untick “Last Modified“and it never shows.

          If you overwrite a file with a new version, once or multiple times, or copy it to a new location, TreeSize Free will still show the very first original creation date.

           


      • #2362237
        Rhino
        AskWoody Plus

        I ditched File Explorer about 30 years ago when I found out how good a real file explorer can be. Take a look at:

        https://www.zabkat.com/ino

        Dual pane, triple pane, quadruple pane if you have a huge monitor; as many tabs as you want in each pane, each showing different folders, or different drives; columns for as many attributes as you want to see. Beats File Explorer hands down.

        Rhino

        (I have no relationship with Zabkat whatsoever.)

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      • #2362285
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        reeSize Free gives you the creation date.

        Thanks. I need the creation day, for sorting, in Explorer.

      • #2362289
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        I need the creation day, for sorting

        TreeSize does sorting, too.

        Look:

        2021-05-03_094003


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        • #2362299
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          TreeSize is not suitable for the Windows 7 user who needs sorted files by creation date.

      • #2362300
        BATcher
        AskWoody_MVP

        I doubt very much if Microsoft has re-thought and reworked all the ways which the Creation Date of a file can get altered, but I doubt there have been any major changes since Kan Yabumoto (author of XXCOPY) wrote his Technical Bulletin on Windows Date and Time in the middle of 2000.

        The whole Bulletin is well worth a read, but I suggest specific attention be paid to the section headed “Problems with the file creation date (File-Create date)“.  At the end of this he summarises ” The inconsistencies listed above make the File-Create date unfit for a general-purpose file selection criterion by XXCOPY ” – or any other file utility, for that matter [my additional words].

        Readers of the full Bulletin will realise that the situation with the File-Last-Accessed field is even worse!

        The Conclusion is rather sobering, too…

         

        BATcher

        Plethora means a lot to me.

        • #2362304
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          On my Windows 10 using TeraCopy to copy files, date modified is carried correctly when copied to another drive, folder…
          Using File Explorer to copy changes that to the date of the copy procedure.

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