SetCreationTimeUtc Method

Directory.SetCreationTimeUtc Method (String, DateTime)


Sets the creation date and time, in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) format, for the specified file or directory.

Namespace:   System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static void SetCreationTimeUtc(
	string path,
	DateTime creationTimeUtc


Type: System.String

The file or directory for which to set the creation date and time information.

Type: System.DateTime

The date and time the directory or file was created. This value is expressed in local time.

Exception Condition

The specified path was not found.


path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters. You can query for invalid characters with the GetInvalidPathChars method.


path is null.


The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.


The caller does not have the required permission.


creationTime specifies a value outside the range of dates or times permitted for this operation.


The current operating system is not Windows NT or later.

The path parameter is permitted to specify relative or absolute path information. Relative path information is interpreted as relative to the current working directory. To obtain the current working directory, see GetCurrentDirectory.

The path parameter is not case-sensitive.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.


These operating systems do not support this method.


for writing to the specified file or directory. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess.Write

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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