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Q about file dates changing - where can I go to find an answer?

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I added this post here and two other forums but have not had a single reply. I am totally lost and need to fix this, so even if you cannot answer the question, can you tell me either


- where I can look for more information or

- how I could better ask the question



When I copy files to our server, the modified date goes back by 8 years (to 2006)




File copied from local PC, starts with modified date: 2 June 2014 12:13 changes to 2 June 2006 01:23

File copied from local PC, starts with modified date: 24 May 2014 21:35 changes to 24 May 2006 02:16

File copied from local PC, starts with modified date: 3 Feb 2014 08:37 changes to 2 Feb 2006 22:48


-always 2922 day


It does not always happen, probably about 5%-10% of the files. It happens to Excel, Powerpoint, .txt and other files. The created date also goes back 8 years.


Any ideas how this is happening?


I am running windows 7 Pro service pack 1


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What server OS are you using? I'd suggest posting in a server forum. If you use Windows Server then Google returns quite a few hits:


forum for windows server

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When copying a folder or files from one location to another location or to a different media, is it possible that the copied folder/files retain its original date modified rather than showing the date when it was copied. Having the original date on the file and folder help when doing audit tracking.

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