Whenever I edit a file stored on a NAS drive, the Created Date keeps changing, not just the Modified Date. RRS feed

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  • Help! I am using a Seagate Central 4TB NAS drive attached to my router via Ethernet. It has been working fine so far for all kinds of file activities. But whenever I modify a file in one of its folders, the creation date for the file also updates and is changed to the same time as the new modified date.


    Maybe relevant details:

    I can move/copy folders to the drive and they maintain their created dates.

    It happens for both a private user share on the NAS and for the Public share on it.

    It happens for at least image files and text files.

    I am able to edit files across two computers on the network just fine, the create date stays the same.

    This happens from a new Windows 10 machine and Vista machine both.

    I notice sometimes the date created seems to stay same until I access the file the next time.

    I have updated the NAS firmware to the most recent version.


    If it could be a permissions problem, I have been unable to change it from:

    Everyone: Special Permissions only

    nobody (Unix Group\nobody): Special Permissions only

    nogroup (Unix Group\nogroup): Special Permissions only

    (Those were there automatically, they are not something I manually put there. I get "Access is denied" whenever try to add permissions or change ownership.)


    I have Googled many phrases of this problem far and wide and come up with nothing. I really need to save the original create date because that's how I sort them in programs like Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa. Does anyone know what's going on or what to try to fix this problem, prevent the creation date from changing every time I edit the file?

    Please, am desperate.

    • Edited by Jeff1982 Saturday, October 3, 2015 6:29 AM
    Saturday, October 3, 2015 4:16 AM