Creation date changes when transferring files from phone to laptop

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When I transfer files from my phone to laptop, the creation date changes. Why is that happening?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    More clarifications are required. How did you copy the files, like through data cable/by using a tool/software? What OS is there like Windows/Mac/Linux or other?
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  • TheRealRaven
    It happens because the new file on your laptop was created on a different date. It was created on the date that you copied the data from the old file on your phone to the new file on your laptop.

    The file isn't "transferred". Instead, a new file is created (with its own creation), and data is copied. The word "transfer" makes it sound like it's the 'same' file, but it's a completely separate, new file with its own characteristics.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, if you just copy/paste the files, might be it creates a new file. That new file will have the date of creation that is which date you copied. If you import them, generally it preserves the original date/time. However this also affected by system differences.
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