Sharepoint Library Created and Modified Dates

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I have a question about Files Created dates and retention Policies.

If when i create my site y upload lots of files to a library at the same time, the file created date shows as the date the file was loaded - if there is a Retention policy applied that is to keep the file (for exmaple) 5 years, if i cannot modify the Created field on the library to show the correct date, how will the policy work correctly then?

is there a way to change the Created Date (without having to ad a new column for every library)


thank you

2 Replies

Is there a legal requirement to use the created date and not the modified date?
You may want to consider using tools that retain the original create/modify date.

Paul | SLIM Applications

I have the same issue - did you find a solution to this problem?