The more I dig into this the more timestamps seem to be an issue. I just created a new folder on the desktop and creation date is 03/29/2010 at 10:39am rather than today 03/31/2010 at 5:11pm.
At first I thought this might only be an issue when moving files around to other devices or file systems but this is happening when creating a folder in your own hoe account. I can see where this would really a problem if trying to sort through files and or directories where creation, access and mod times are important.
Am I missing something?
Update: discovered that the BIOS date is one day behind (fixed and CMOS battery is new) ) so this explains the wrong creation date, but there are other folders that have been on this lappy for 5 mos. where the creation date is still yesterday and the last accessed date is several days before that!
Update: nope. after fixing BIOS time and date new folder created today on Desktop still shows created date as 03/29/10 . Also, bootinto WinXP on this laptop and folder creation dates all appear to be accurate, even with the wrong BIOS date and time . Something's up.