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Needing help locating the exact time & date of a file

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Needing help locating the exact time & date of a file

    Newbie here so I apologize if I am not doing something correctly or have posted this under the wrong category; fortunately though, my question is rather simple. I am only hoping that the answer is just as simplistic.

    I am going through a court battle right now and over the past year I have saved numerous files to my hard drive which I am now going back through in trying to put the proper dates that they were made (most of them are audio files; but there are definitely files from every category) and for the most part, I am able to get all of the information that I needed just by right clicking on the file, scrolling down to "Properties" and then selecting the "Details" tab. Nevertheless, for some reason, a good 25-40% of them show a completely inaccurate date. So my question is: does anyone know of a failsafe/foolproof way of finding the correct date in question and on top of that, knowing whether or not that date is actually legitimate; whether that be with the use of some outside program, a command prompt, or some other shortcut? I'm all ears!

    Thank you for your time,


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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    First off you should not be touching anything with those files. If the lawyers and court asked for a copy of them. Burn them as is to a DVD and hand them over as the evidence they requested. Otherwise the judge can issue a Subpoena to have Leo's come to your house and take anything related to saving data to, including the computer.
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    Date, time etc should be in the Tag in MP3. when created. This can show you all the details Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) but like broe said it might not be admissible in court. Tampering with evidence etc.
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