Photoshop Elements: Organizer changing pictures dates on import

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i BOUGHT A NEW COMPUTER AND REINSTALLED ELEMENTS 9 AND IMPORTED MY PHOTOS FROM AN EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ON MY OLD COMPUTER TO HE INTERNAL DRIVE OF THE NEW ONE. iT CHANGED THE DATE FOR PURPOSES OF THE CATALOG TO A YEAR LATER ON LOT'S OF PICTURES AND ON SOME PICTURES AND i EVENNOW HAVE SOME 2012 PICTURES FOR ONE GROUP OF PHOTOS. iT SEEMS IT ALWAYS WANTS TO KEEP THIS GROUP AS THE LATEST. i TAKE PICTURES FROM MORE THAN ONE CAMERA SO THEY HAVE DIFFERENT FILE NAMES BASED ON PICTURE NUMBERS FROM THE CAMERA I USED. iS THERE SOMETHING i CAN DO IN ORGANIZER TO GET IT TO GO BACK TO THE ACTUAL DATE THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN OR HAS IT CHANGED THE MATADATA?
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William Wombacher

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Posted 7 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Also, your CAPS LOCK key is broken. You should get that keyboard repaired.
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With the date change, was it exactly a year later (e.g. 5/14/2010 to 5/14/2011)? Or did it change to the date you moved the files (which just happened to be about a year later)?

How did you do this process? Did you backup your catalog to the external drive and then restore to the internal? This shouldn't change the dates on your files. Providing details on what steps you've taken will help getting to the root of the issue.

If the original date/time is still in the file, you should be able to restore it by modifying the date to to "Change to match file's date and time":