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Get File Creation Date and Time
Here is a simple Delphi function that takes a file name as its input, and returns the date and time the file was created. Note that this returns the file creation date and time (creation date/time stamp). This means that if a file is copied from a different drive to a new drive, its creation date/time stamp is reset. Even if a file is copied from one directory (folder) to another directory (folder) on the same drive, the creation date/time stamp is reset. For additional Delphi code for the Windows operating system, see Useful Delphi Code for the Windows Operating System.
function GetFileCreationDateTime(FileName: String): TDateTime;
GetFileCreationDateTime := 0;

If (FileName <> '') and (FileExists(FileName) = True) then
GetFileCreationDateTime := TFile.GetCreationTime(FileName);
//TFile record is found in the IOUtils unit

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2023