Date column - which date is it?

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    terrypin

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    The column heading in Win 10 File Explorer is 'Date'. but WHICH date is it?

    The default in XP was 'Date modified', but it seems that here it's Date created?

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    From what I can tell on my PC's [Date] and [Date created] are identical
     
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    If you click "View" and then "Add columns", you will see that you can have date created and "Date"(of origin)
    Date created is a little misleading. It is, in reality, the date it (ie. the program or file) was first installed
     
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    Thanks both. Same here: 'Date' = 'Date created'.

    IMO, Date Modified is a much more useful default, as it changes with every edit.

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    Mine displays the date (last saved to) it was modified. If the folder has never been modified then the date displayed would be the date it was created.
     
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    For files, it's date modified. At least it is on my systems

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