Possible problem in capturing root date/time

maxpat78
2013-09-16
2013-09-16
  • maxpat78
    maxpat78
    2013-09-16

    Hi, I recently took a few images of a FAT32 drive (with Win32 wimlib-imagex 1.5.0) and noticed that 7-zip displays 1-1-1980 for creation/modification date of the root directories.

    Is this the wanted behavior?

     
  • synchronicity
    synchronicity
    2013-09-16

    The FAT filesystem does not store metadata for the root directory, so you shouldn't rely on any specific behavior in this case. Even so, wimlib does store the timestamps that Windows itself provides, but the method by which these are determined is not documented anywhere, to my knowledge.