Encrypting files without loosing date stamp

Posted: 01-28-2009, 07:07 PM

Hi,

I want to encrypt all my personal files on my computer but without
loosing their date stamps (modified date). Otherwise, if I encrypt them,
they will have all today's date.

Thanks.


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Encrypting files without loosing date stamp


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Mike Brannigan
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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 01-29-2009, 08:52 AM
"andyb597" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi,
>
> I want to encrypt all my personal files on my computer but without
> loosing their date stamps (modified date). Otherwise, if I encrypt them,
> they will have all today's date.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> --
> andyb597
Encrypting the files is a modification to them as they are rewritten to the
disk in the encrypted form so their last modified time stamp will change.
No way around this (this is correct file system behavior for files being
changed).
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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 01-29-2009, 11:14 AM
What happens if you encrypt the folders instead of the files?
"andyb597" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I want to encrypt all my personal files on my computer but without
> loosing their date stamps (modified date). Otherwise, if I encrypt them,
> they will have all today's date.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> --
> andyb597

andyb597
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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 01-29-2009, 11:31 AM

If I encrypt the folders all date stamps of the files in the folders
change. But, something else seems to work. I encrypted an empty folder
and then copied everything into it. That encrypts the files but leaves
the date stamp unchanged.

However, there seems to be another problem. While some of the encrypted
files can be opened without problems, others don't open anymore. I found
no systematic cause for that. Do you have any idea?

Thanks.


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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 01-29-2009, 01:30 PM
Sorry, no.

You didn't happen to mention what encryption software and/or
operating system you are trying to use to accomplish this. I use
TrueCrypt and don't have the issues you do on my XP Pro or
Vista Home Premium laptops. I have my encrypted files in a file
that appears as a mounted drive when TrueCrypt is using it.

I am unfamiliar with the use of EFS or BitLocker that comes with
some Microsoft OSes. Perhaps a more focused group will be
more help to you.

"andyb597" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> If I encrypt the folders all date stamps of the files in the folders
> change. But, something else seems to work. I encrypted an empty folder
> and then copied everything into it. That encrypts the files but leaves
> the date stamp unchanged.
>
> However, there seems to be another problem. While some of the encrypted
> files can be opened without problems, others don't open anymore. I found
> no systematic cause for that. Do you have any idea?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> --
> andyb597

andyb597
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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 01-29-2009, 02:53 PM

Thanks. I am just encrypting the files with the encryption system tha
comes with Vista. That's why I thought the Vista forum would be righ
for this. Any other forum you can suggest

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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 01-30-2009, 02:44 AM
Sorry, I can't help you there. Not all 'Vista's' are created equal,
mine doesn't have BitLocker so I am in unfamiliar territory.

"andyb597" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks. I am just encrypting the files with the encryption system that
> comes with Vista. That's why I thought the Vista forum would be right
> for this. Any other forum you can suggest?
>
>
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> andyb597

Sam Hobbs
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Re: Encrypting files without loosing date stamp
Posted: 02-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Whenever saying something such as "doesn't work" or "don't open" it is
usually necessary to be more specific. You might actually get a useful
answer if you were.


"andyb597" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> If I encrypt the folders all date stamps of the files in the folders
> change. But, something else seems to work. I encrypted an empty folder
> and then copied everything into it. That encrypts the files but leaves
> the date stamp unchanged.
>
> However, there seems to be another problem. While some of the encrypted
> files can be opened without problems, others don't open anymore. I found
> no systematic cause for that. Do you have any idea?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> --
> andyb597
 
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