I had a script running at the office over the last 5 days and tried to remote on unsuccessfully since the 3rd day. I got here and it appears there was a power outage. Is there a way to find out the time a feature class was created? That would very much help me figure out how long the script took to run.

  • Would the date modified info in file explorer be sufficient?
    – MAJ742
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 16:05
  • If you open a File Geodatabase folder - the files listed are not the Feature classes in a File Geodatabase (as far as I know) but files that support the FGDB.
    – GIS Danny
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 16:41

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Actually, if I open the recent History .xml file,


The most recent will have parameters & env. settings & time. It gives all the geoprocessing tools used (if w/in arcpy) and all the settings and environment settings and time started and finished.

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    But what about if it's something that was created years ago? Is there a non-hacky way to see the creation date/time of any feature class?
    – Kristen G.
    Commented Dec 22, 2016 at 17:36

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