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I can't find the creation date in the properties. Is there a way to know? I tried arranging the files by modification as to know which were created first but I don't know if it is in ascending or descending order.

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I don't think creation date is stored. There is a modification date associated with any file, which you can see by running ls -l in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T should open it). But if you modify any file inside the directory, I believe this modification date is touched.

EDIT: Here's a more precise answer: Seems like you can see creation date, using debugfs. But only for ext4 fs.

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okay thank you so much : ) – Mina Michael Jan 5 '14 at 12:49
@GabrielF, if you're referring to ctime, please see the comment to this answer which makes it clear that ctime isn't the "creation date". According to this, ctime is "call time". – user25656 Jan 5 '14 at 13:29
In ext4, there's also crtime, which is creation time. See here: – GabrielF Jan 5 '14 at 14:02

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