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How to confuse WIndows...

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by SXH, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Yesterday I took a couple of snaps of a cat (including this one). I forgot to load them onto my PC until this morning. Checking the properties, I got...

    Gosh, I am clever - I modified the file before it was created. Does that make me a Timelord?

    To be a bit more serious - can anyone explain it? I get that the PC file was created today, but why does it consider the actual picture creation date/time to be when it was Modified?
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Check your camera. LR gets cross with me half the year because I don’t change the date setting to daylight savings time.
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Nope. Camera time/date are OK.
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Different creation then. Must be the Windows file system creation date. Come to think of it I’ve noticed this in explorer for other files.
  5. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    There is a listing for date taken, everything else refers to the windoze file.

    I never change camera settings to summertime, leaving them at gmt.
  6. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Neither do I but having rebuilt my MacBook Pro and reinstalled Camera Control Pro I connected a camera and only later, after an afternoon at Wisley, found that it had reset the time to BST! No wonder the files from the two bodies weren't arranged in the correct order.
  7. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member


    That isn't unusual with copied files, when you copy a file the file's created date becomes the modified date and the current date (when the file is copied) becomes the created date, copy any existing file on your computer and you will observe this behaviour.
  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Oh, so it is naturally confused? Good ol' Microsoft. ;)

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