NT 4.0 file creation date - bug (fwd)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Mon Aug 31 13:15:36 GMT 1998

<a href="mailto:lkcl at samba.anu.edu.au" > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
<a href="http://mailhost.cb1.com/~lkcl"> Samba and Network Development </a>
<a href="http://www.samba.co.uk"       > Samba and Network Consultancy </a>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 10:13:48 -0700
From: Mark Allen <markall at MICROSOFT.COM>
Subject: Re: NT 4.0 file creation date - bug

I asked around, and was told:

"This is by design.  To accommodate preservation of security and other
attributes on behalf of legacy applications that edit files by deleting the
original and writing(/renaming) a new copy in its place, if the file is
recreated in a short period of time it is assumed to be the same file and
meta-data for the file will be preserved.

If this behavior is undesirable, it can be turned off.  See Q172190 for more

Here's a link to that article:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jussi Nieminen [mailto:jussi.nieminen at COMPTEL.COM]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 1998 2:10 AM
Subject: NT 4.0 file creation date - bug

During some database update procedures we found problem in NT 4.0.=20

Create file for example A.TXT and then destroy it. Create file (or rename
some other file) again with same name during 30 seconds. File has same
creation date than old file had.

(You find file creation date information clicking File/Propeties/General:

This seems to be only in NT 4.0, all SP=B4s, both NTFS and FAT. We have
tested only english versions of NT.
In NT 3.x, win95, win98 (english versions) is=B4t ok.

We wrote this first to NTbugtraq. Thanks to Russ.

jussi.nieminen at comptel.com
timo.sinisalmi at infomanager.fi

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