What happens to a file when you 'save' and 'copy'?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Emil Frederiksen, May 21, 2015.

  1. Emil Frederiksen

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    Hello everyone here on this lovely forum!

    I have some questions regarding the file system in Windows 7 that I really hope you can help me with.

    File A
    This file is created in 2010 and modified in 2012.
    File A
    Created: 2010
    Modified: 2012
    Accessed: 2012

    File B
    This file is a copy of file A, and is copied in 2014. When you copy a file, the copy-date becomes the ‘created’ and ‘accessed’ date.
    File B
    Created: 2014
    Modified: 2012
    Accessed: 2014

    Now we copy file B to ANOTHER hard drive, in 2015, and the new file on the other hard drive we call file C.
    File C
    Created: 2015
    Modified: 2012
    Accessed: 2015

    File A and file C is on DIFFERENT hard drives.
    Can file C be remade into the 2010 (first) version of file A? Before file A was modified.
    Does file C contain any information about the 2010 (first) version of file A? For example the date, 2010?
    Does file C contain any data about the 2010 (first) version of file A?


    Thank you very much for answering.

    Best regards
     
  2. ussnorway

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    No... there is a temp image of the old file stored on the system if it is a Windows file but anything else (including file B and C) has no data besides the fact that file A was modifed, accessed or created on such and such a date.
     
  3. Emil Frederiksen

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    So file C has info about file A? Other than the date is was modified (2012)?
     

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