Very, very old folders!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SamNeeds, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. SamNeeds macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Guys and gals,

    When ever I transfer data from my MBP HDD to an External HDD, the folder it creates to copy that data to has a created date of, wait for it.....14th February 1946 at 8:34am.

    Yeah, very odd! Any ideas why it's doing that? And how to change it so that the dates are correct (i.e. today!) When the folder finishing copying all the dates are fine. It's just that bit in-between whilst it's copying.

    I mean, it doesn't affect me in any way at all, it's just a bit odd, so I thought I'd ask if it's just me or other getting it.
  2. SamNeeds thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Ah ok, so it's just a little Easter Egg of sorts. Cool.
  3. MACADAMN MAN macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2011
    SamNeeds - re Feb 14, 1946

    I have the exact (almost) same situation.

    I am presently transferring an 863 gig (.mov) file from my computer (8Tb, 12 core) to an external hard drive (2 TB).

    While it is transferring, in the Date Created column iut reads: Feb 14, 1946, 12:34AM.

    I don't get it. Did you find out the cause??


  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Finder.h says here

    It is an internal Finder mechanism, and kMagicBusyCreationDate should be the above mentioned date. Mac OS >= 8.5 (including Mac OS X) is known for better file system protection, which avoids data loss.
  5. avflinsch macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Side effect of "Time Machine"???
  6. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008

    Isn't that the story where one group of users lived above ground using Macs...

    While another group of users lived below ground using Windows...

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