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When Burning to a CD, How to Change the Date?


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#1 ojoverde

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:15 AM

I have a number of files in a folder, which I would like to back up by burning to a CD.  The files have different creation dates.  But when I burn the CD backup, all the files have the same (today's) date.  How can I instead show the file's actual creation dates when I inspect the folder's contents using (for example) Windows Explorer?

 

Thank you very much for your insights.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 05:59 AM

I don't believe that you can...unless you add a field to the file itself which reflects creation date.

 

As long as files remain in the same format on your hard drive, you can see the creation date by using Explorer view and Details view.  If that file is modified and you want to see the date last modified...again, Details View allows that.  But the burning process moves the file to a new storage media and whatever allow Windows to track files on a hard drive...is no longer in operation.

 

But it seems that some think that this can be overcome, with the key being the software used for the burn, see Other Opinions.

 

Louis


Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2017 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:36 PM

Thank you for your reply, hamluis.   I hadn't even thought about the bookkeeping aspect of changing formats !  

 

Also -- my bad ! -- I should have done a search first, like you did.  I mistakenly presumed that the question was too obscure for that.  Wrong!  Google just keeps getting smarter and smarter doesn't it ?



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:38 AM

:thumbup2:, Google is probably responsible for all that I offer that is of any value at these forums :).

 

Happy computing :).

 

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