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My system is Windows 2003 Server + NTFS and in some directories it is storing the Last modification date incorrectly whereas the Creation Time is still fine. The offset is exactly one year in the past: the last modified date is older than the creation date!!!. Did you experience similar problems? What is the explanation and solution for recovering to a normal situation?

I just hope it is not an indication that our disks are getting old (in which case it would be rather unlikely that this phenomenon is visible on all files in a given directory...)

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It's more likely to be down to a date inconsistency between the time on the server and the time on the client pc. You should check both to make sure they're correct.

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No sorry date and time are fine on both computers. – jdehaan Sep 25 '09 at 13:52
Sorry just to be clear I mean the date on the client pc that last modified the image. – Col Sep 25 '09 at 15:44
After drilling down to a cause, it seems that the path where these files came from originate from a computer which date/time settings are wrong (not under our control). By simulating it I could reproduce the same behavior, so it is indeed the right answer, what I had doubts about at first. Thanks for the tip! – jdehaan Oct 17 '09 at 10:17

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