Modified before Created?

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  1. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Registered Member

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    How is this possible? And the size!
     

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    Perhaps it was copied out of dllcache on April 28th and perhaps it's compressed?

    Like this one - except size difference is a different reason:
    test.JPG
     
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    Another reason may be the system clock was not set properly when the document was created which may account for the illusion. Either that or it was magic!

    -- Tom :)
     
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    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy15.htm
    To illustrate: here is a file (compressed) in ../dllcache.

    adm1.gif

    I copy the file to another location and the created date changes but the modified date stays the same.

    adm2.gif

    I don't think that the information provided in that article is completely correct. In my dllcache directory, most of the files have 1999 as both created and modified, meaning, I think, that 1999 was the date that the installer was set up with all of the directories/files. So, the file was created in the installer directory on that date. Here is an example:

    atm-creationdate.GIF

    The 2003.12.06 created date in the first screenshot was when I installed Win2K. I think SP4 updated some of these dlls, hence, the later created date.

    The created date of my dllcache directory is 2003.12.06.

    So, I have two created dates for files in that directory, both technically correct, yet a bit misleading.

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