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    Jun 22, 2007
    Transferring files messes with date created
    Hello all-

    I have a question that may be, or may not be, simple to answer.

    I'm a photographer and often work on location with my laptop (Powerbook). If I save a folder with all the pictures on a Compact Flash card or thumb drive to move to my home computer, when I move it to my home computer (G4 running 10.3.9), the date created changes to December 31, 1903 @ 7:00PM.

    I can use date modified, but if I ever go back and do anything with just one picture the folder is then out of order from when I shot the assignment. Date created is really the best way for me to keep in chronological order.

    Any idea why the date flips during transfer? Both date & time are correct on each computer. The folder says the correct date created if I create a folder and check the info, but once I transfer it to a flash card and over to the other computer, there's the 1903 date again.

    Any ideas?

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    Member Since
    Jun 22, 2007
    Reading that, it looks like I may loose valuable information. What am I going to loose, or what steps do I need to take to prevent information lose?

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    mck_tj05's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2007
    little bit north of dallas
    MBP C2D, 1 GB ram, 120GB HD
    back up all your valuable information to a disc or external drive. that's usually the best way.

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