CreationTime exported from Nextcloud Webdav


This is the our data for Nextcloud.

As we try to export all folder and file structure by WebDAV Nextcloud to to windows mapdrive

Then use PowerShell command, for example

Get-ChildItem -Recurse -File | select FullName, Length, CreationTime, LastAccessTime | export-csv -path d:\Exportall.csv -NoTypeInformation -Encoding UTF8

At the CreationTime they are all 1/1/1601 in for every file which we have no idea why it show like this.

We tried on the different Nexcloud sever but got the same result of the CreationTime 1/1/1601. We just implemented Nextcloud in 2020.

However, we try with my D Drive but result of Createtime is OK


Please kindly advise and thank you in advance.

Most filesystems do NOT record file creation time. Does WebDAV? I doubt that Nextcloud goes to the trouble, since NOTHING cares about it. The date you are getting in there is just how your operating system interprets 0 (“zero”). 1/1/1601 is what was defined by the language COBOL as “the beginning of time”, and that was apparently adopted by ANSI and then M$. On Unix (including Linux), it would show as 1/1/1970.