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Hi,

My OS is Windows XP, SP1. I recently updated the Basic version of Easy CD Creator 5 which came pre-installed on my computer. The upgrade was from 5.x.x to 5.3.5.10. The CD drive that I'm burning to is a Sony CD-RW CRX230EE. I use Basic ECDC5 to burn audio CDs. Here's the problem:

The date modifed/date created attributes are incorrect. They default to Dec 1994!

It doesn't matter if I do a "Properties" on a newly burned CD-R or a store bought CD.

 

Any thoughts on how I can get it to reflect the actual Burn date/time again would be much appreciated. I can't figure out what I did to cause this change and so I'm assuming it was a result of the Roxio update.

 

Thanks

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Hi,

My OS is Windows XP, SP1. I recently updated the Basic version of Easy CD Creator 5 which came pre-installed on my computer. The upgrade was from 5.x.x to 5.3.5.10. The CD drive that I'm burning to is a Sony CD-RW CRX230EE. I use Basic ECDC5 to burn audio CDs. Here's the problem:

The date modifed/date created attributes are incorrect. They default to Dec 1994!

It doesn't matter if I do a "Properties" on a newly burned CD-R or a store bought CD.

 

Any thoughts on how I can get it to reflect the actual Burn date/time again would be much appreciated. I can't figure out what I did to cause this change and so I'm assuming it was a result of the Roxio update.

 

Thanks

Is this an Audio CD or a Data CD that you're creating?

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Hello,

 

Modified/created dates are properties which operating systems assign to files. An audio CD does not have/contain files. It has audio tracks, which are a totally different thing. Since it does not have files, then audio tracks can not have modified or created dates assigned to them.

 

Now, some operating systems and some programs use a pretend filetype, a CDA (for CD Audio), to represent the tracks on an audio CD. These are not real files, but are just the way the operating system represents CD audio tracks. By the same token, their names are not "Track 1", "Track 2" etc. because theyare not files and do not have real filenames.

 

In a file directory display, the created and modified dates, and the sizes of these pretend files contain nonsense values. They never contain the dates the tracks were burned or any meaningful data, and should be ignored. This is not a property created by Roxio software, but is a result of the way the operating system represents an audio track.

 

I'm sorry, but the standard which controls the structure of audio CDs does not provide a way to record he date an audio track was burned, and Disk Operating Systems do not therefore display it.

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Thanks Brendon. I guess that explains why I can't find a fix for it. My problem seems to be the "human" memory kind.

Ha! Join the Club. I'm not alone any more :)

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