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I need to find a way to get the date of a file that has been copied from the network on a given workstation. I see some info when I right-click the file but I know that it's not 3 months ago (The file has been created over the network on that time)

I am using Windows XP Pro and that file has been pushed from Zenworks AOT.

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I would play around with dir /t:[C|A|W] and figure out which one changes when the file is copied over the network.

For example, on my machine the Access time /t:A changes to when the file was copied, but the other two stay the same.

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Ahh it's sad, I don't see the info either... Thanks a lot! –  r0ca Jun 27 '11 at 15:55
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You are not going to get that data from a normal command prompt. You can try either of the following:

Non-command line since it is easier. Right-click the file, and go to properties>details. If the information you want is not there, unless you have some additional file monitoring system in place.

From a command line, you can use wmic. For more information, see the following document.

http://www.winplat.net/post/How-to-check-file-properties-through-WMI-command-line.aspx

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Looks like a great command I just discovered. Unfortunately, it did not display the requested info. –  r0ca Jun 27 '11 at 15:56
    
@r0ca It almost certainly does not exist. I was just showing you how to get whatever is there. I have never heard of any such metadata. –  KCotreau Jun 27 '11 at 16:04
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