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Win 2000 Unexpected File Time Change

By fnm48 ·
After daylight savings time took effect, I noticed that not only did my "new" files represent the "current" time, but my "old" files had been changed to reflect daylight savings time also. I thought file Creation" time was a "once-only" write and thereafter became a "read-only" attribute ??? What gives ??? And can I restore things to their original order ???

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Win 2000 Unexpected File ...


This seems very strange - can you give us an example of this? Are you saying that all your 'old' files have had the creation time advanced by one hour?

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by fnm48 In reply to

Answered my main question, however, my subsequent question was answered in a "comment" rather than an answer.

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In Windows NT/2000/XP, timestamps are stored in GMT and displayed by applying your local offset from GMT. When your time zone changed to daylight savings time, the local offset changed. So, the timestamps, as displayed, changed also. The timestamp GMT values did not change.

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