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Downloaded files lose their original creation date

When I download a file from my DropBox it automatically takes the current date as the 'creation' date; ie. it looses its original creation date; this is a very big problem. Is there anything we can do to restore the original dates?

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Re: Downloaded files lose their original creation date

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The issue is that you are downloading from the website, so, in fact a new file is being made.

If you want to get everything with the original dates you need to download and install Dropbox on to your computer via www.dropbox.com/downloading. That will create a folder on your computer and download everything in your account to it. They will keep the original dates.

 


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Super User II

Re: Downloaded files lose their original creation date

Hey

The issue is that you are downloading from the website, so, in fact a new file is being made.

If you want to get everything with the original dates you need to download and install Dropbox on to your computer via www.dropbox.com/downloading. That will create a folder on your computer and download everything in your account to it. They will keep the original dates.

 


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Re: Downloaded files lose their original creation date

It is not true.  Dropbox changes the "Created" date to when the file is fetched from the cloud, also when using locally installed Dropbox-application.

So if you reinstall a computer, reinstall dropbox and synch. Then all your files will suddenly have "Created" date from when you performed the reainstallation of dropbox.

<( This is really sad as it corrups my fileinformation. All my original "Created" dates are gone with the wind.

Using: Windows 10 with Dropbox v63.4.100

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