Originally posted by Douglas Holley
Thanks for the info. This is getting curiouser and curiouser. Looking through some of the digital files in one of the folders without a creation date I find a few files without creation dates. However if I open the file with GraphicConverter it shows the exact creation date and time. Closing the file and looking at the GetInfo window and it does not show the creation date or time.
Any idea what is causing the GetInfo not to show the creation date? Is this some kind of prebinding issue or something?
Prebinding is used to help launch apps faster by computing the addresses for symbols imported by a shared library or application before they are used. I don't know why the Finder isn't showing the info but the Finder isn't a very reliable application for reading file information. When reading/writing file permissions, the Finder can get the info wrong quite often. The terminal works much better. Sometimes relaunching the Finder is enough by alt-right-clicking the icon or by force-quitting it.
I wonder if the Finder is maybe looking in a different place. It might only search Spotlight metadata now, which apps like GraphicConverter might not be doing. Forcing Spotlight to reindex could work but it will likely take a while.