How to Change the Creation Date on a Word Document

Any time you create or modify a file, your computer stamps an electronic date on it. Right-clicking a file and selecting "Properties" will reveal these dates. This is a handy function for organizing your files and folders, and you can manipulate it to give your Microsoft Word documents the creation date of your choice.

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Change your computer's clock and change your doc's creation date.

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Open the "Date and Time Properties" window by double-clicking the clock in your task bar. Alternatively, open the "Control Panel" and double-click "Date and Time."

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Change the month, the year or both. Use the desired creation date for your Word document.

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Click "OK."

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Open your document in Word.

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Click the Windows icon button in the top, left corner of the screen. Place the cursor over "Save As" and select a file type. This opens the "Save As" dialog box. Alternatively, press F12.

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Choose a new location for your file but keep the same file name.

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Click "Save." Your document will have a creation date that matches the date on your computer.

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Open the "Date and Time Properties" window and correct the date.