Moving files to NAS Changes Created Date

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New to this....I've searched for ages and can't find anything on it! When I move files using Hazel, it all works great, when I move them to my NAS it seems to reset the created date of images/videos to today. It doesn't do this in other locations, just the NAS.

Any helpful theories as to what I can do to work around this? I'm trying to sort into folders and rename based on date, and I'd like to keep the capture date accurate....
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Moving across filesystems will result in a new created date. Try using the capture date metadata instead. Hazel provides a version of this called "Date Taken (Hazel)" if you select "Other..." in the attribute popup.
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At least I know it's not a new issue just happening to me! Does date taken work for video? It was putting my videos into an odd folder! Thanks for getting back on this - really appreciate it :)
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Re: Moving files to NAS Changes Created Date Sat May 18, 2019 8:06 pm • by ogmios
This solution works great for photos, but not for videos :-(
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Re: Moving files to NAS Changes Created Date Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 am • by Mr_Noodle
Hazel doesn't really provide that for videos but I'll look into it as a possibility in the future.
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Re: Moving files to NAS Changes Created Date Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm • by Ni€ls
I have the same Problem, the real creation Date was written in the metadata inside my pdf-Files.
The creation Date inside the finder-viewer was diferent and not the real creation Date from my pdf-Files.

How to use the creation date from the metadata of a pdf file?
how should the rule look like this?

Code: Select all
if all of the following conditions are met
Kind is PDF
"???" is in the last 1 month

Do the following to the matched file or folder:
Move to folder "xyz"
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Re: Moving files to NAS Changes Created Date Tue May 21, 2019 10:28 am • by Mr_Noodle
Check the other date attributes available and see if any of those match the date you are looking for.
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