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I have a SharePoint 2010 instance and am trying to create a view for a document library.

I want to include the Created and Modified columns so I can do some filtering on dates, however neither the Created or Modified date columns are visible in the column list.

This document library, as far as I can tell, is identical to another that does have these columns.

Is there any reason for the columns missing in this library specifically?

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Can you see your columns and can be checked as visible in "Edit view" page? If no and if it's for one library only, maybe this links can helps you

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I don't really have access to do any code changes, and creating a new library is not really an option as we'll loose the version history of the documents. – Steve Jul 8 '11 at 5:11
Your documents can be moved with version history, if target library has the same fields and versioning is turned on. For example via Content & Structure (I think that this item in Site Settings in for Publishing pages only), you can move them (drag & drop in explorer view) or transfer them using some 3rd party application (CopyMove, DocAve, ControlPoint... Your SP Admins may have something that you can use). – Molik Jul 8 '11 at 7:09

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