I'm having a problem when copying files (or creating new files) on Windows 7. If I copy a file, I expect the date created to be correct, but sometimes it's not. Usually it works, but here is an example of when it doesn't work:
I have two folders on my desktop, folder 1 and folder 2. I create a new text file in folder 1 called 852pm (or whenever it was created). I copy the file to folder 2. The copied file has the correct creation date. I delete the copied file, wait a minute, and copy it again. The creation date is wrong. The creation date is from the deleted file.
I tried emptying the recycle bin first but that doesn't work. And sometimes creating a new file with the same name shows the old creation date (and with a new date modified).
Why does this happen? How can I make new files in this situation show the correct creation dates?