OneDrive File Timestamps

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Hello

I have recently uploaded data from our network to OneDrive on my Microsoft 365 business account.

 

I was going through the files on our network and needed to send someone a copy of a document so I thought I would send it from OneDrive.

 

However, I was surprised to note that the timestamp on the file in OneDrive was for the date the file was uploaded and not the date the file was last edited (or created if not edited). I decided to download, to a separate location, One Drive data and saw that the timestamp on the downloaded documents was the date of the download.

 

If we work on a set of files via OneDrive and then replace them on our network, we lose each file's original timestamp not only for when they were created/edited on our network but also when edited/created within OneDrive.

 

Is there a way to force OneDrive to preserve the timestamps so that we can see when each file was created and/or last edited?

 

Thank you.

 

Mark

1 Reply

Hey Mark,

 

When you upload/download a file onedrive will always treat it as a new file, I am afraid there is no way to control it. You can however use the onedrive sync client. Onedrive sync client preserves the original date of creation of a document. 

 

Thanks