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How to: Determine a File's Creation Time in Visual Basic 

The My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo Method can be used to get a FileInfo object, which contains information about the specified file.

You can use the CreationTime or the CreationTimeUtc property to get or set the last access time. CreationTimeUtc displays the time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). For more information, see Date and Time Format Strings.

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To determine a file's creation time

  • Use the GetFileInfo method to return a FileInfo object for the file, which can be queried for information. This example gets a FileInfo object for Testfile.txt and uses the CreationTime property to display the creation time.

    Dim infoReader As System.IO.FileInfo
    infoReader = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo("C:\testfile.txt")
    MsgBox("File was created on " & infoReader.CreationTime)
    
    

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