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From "Coleman, Chris" <>
Subject RE: "Modified" timestamp when using <copy> task
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:54:50 GMT
In actual fact, Windows NT / 2000 maintains several distinct "timestamps"
for each file. The "Modified" timestamp is preserved for a copy (this is the
one you're used to seeing in Explorer). However, the "Created" timestamp is
set to the time that the copy operation was made: thus in W2000,(perhaps
perversely - it depends on your world view, I guess) the Created date can be
more recent than the Modified date. 

[To view the Created timestamp (at least in W2000), in explorer choose menu
View -> Choose Columns... and select the columns you want to see].

-Chris Coleman-

-----Original Message-----
From: David Corbin []
Sent: 13 June 2001 11:45
Subject: Re: "Modified" timestamp when using <copy> task

Just to chime in here, for those that don't know: when you copy files in
Windows (using COPY or Explorer) the timestamp is preserved.  This is
probably what has this gentlemen confused.  Personally, I think Windows
behavior is stupid, but it is that way.

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