Imgburn not always preserving file date stamps in ImgBurn Bugs Posted August 29, 2010 Even if they're stored differently in FAT and NTFS, surely you still see the same time as an end user don't you? Not necessarily. FAT timestamps always look the same because the FAT filesystem has no concept of a timezone. However, internally all NTFS timestamps are stored in UTC (which is basically the same as the GMT timezone). For display purposes Windows adjusts the time to take account of the timezone and daylight savings settings of your computer. Because the clocks go forward and back in Britain, if you save an NTFS file in winter and then look at the timestamp in summer, it will appear to have changed by one hour. The timestamps will also appear to change if you change your computer's timezone settings. This isn't really a problem until you try to convert from one system to another (see my earlier post for details). In my opinion, files that originated from a fat partition should be stored in local time and files that came from a NTFS partition should be stored with their timestamps relative to the UTC/GMT timezone.