Windows 10: Date modified on all folders in my Documents and Google Drive changed suddenly to today's date

Discus and support Date modified on all folders in my Documents and Google Drive changed suddenly to today's date in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Using Windows 10 Pro, ver. 20H2, System Type 64-bit Date modified changed suddenly to Today's Date and Time Stamp, Date Created intact, happened on All... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by SanjayBhandari_6, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. Date modified on all folders in my Documents and Google Drive changed suddenly to today's date


    Using Windows 10 Pro, ver. 20H2, System Type 64-bit Date modified changed suddenly to Today's Date and Time Stamp, Date Created intact, happened on All non-hidden folders in my Documents, and Google Drive Sync folders on my computerincluding all sub-folders of above also, file dates stayed intacttime stamp varied from 11:01 to 11:05 AM date 11/30/2021Facts:I have auto-backup of my Documents - always ON to backup to Google Drive on the cloud. However, I have "other folders" on the Google Drive in the cloud that are synced to my Google Drive on my computer - these set of folders are different

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    SanjayBhandari_6, Dec 2, 2021
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  2. Aaron_Sum Win User

    Illogical date modified updating

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that the modified date is just as important as the created date within the metadata of a given file. We will look into this for you.
    However, in order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. What is the build of Windows 10 running on your system?
    2. Was there any major change or an update on your system prior to which you weren’t facing this issue?
    3. Is the issue only with the pictures taken from the camera or the other pictures and files within the system as well?

    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it is helpful to you.

    Method 1: Enable the Date Modified Column in the File Explorer.

    To enable the Date modified column within the particular folder, please follow the steps below.

    1. Open the Folder in which you wish to see the Date modified column.
    2. Right-click on the
      Header for Name, date, type etc. This will give you a list of columns that can be displayed.
    3. Select the option Date modified, clearing the tick removes that column.
    4. Modify a file and check if it is being reflected in the Date modified column.

    If the issue still persists, where you aren’t able to see the value in the Date modified column even after making the changes to the particular file, please follow ‘Method 2’.

    Method 2: Create a new user account.

    This issue could be due to profile corruption. Hence to eliminate possibilities, I would suggest you to ‘Create
    a local user or administrator account
    ’ and check if the issue persists.

    Note:
    You will not see all your files under your default file location. So your data will be saved under C:\users\user_name.

    We await your response.

    Aaron Summith

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Aaron_Sum, Dec 2, 2021
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  3. "Date Modified" of folder containing subfolders

    Hi,

    All that is being asked for here is how Windows works ie how it is meant to work. jaygourley isn't asking about corrupt file systems or putting forward a suggestion. Please just answer the question, somebody!

    I have the same question. I add a file to a folder, say 'photos from 2017' Its date modified is updated...as you'd expect, because its contents have changed. 'photos from 2017' lives as a subfolder of 'All My Photos'. 'All My Photos's date modified does
    not change when the file is added to 'photos from 2017', presumably because it still has the same contents as before...the list of files and folders within 'All My Photos' are the same ones, even if the modified date for 'photos from 2017' has changed.

    This is logical in one sense, but not always what's wanted.

    So the question is...can behaviour be changed (system-wide or per-folder) so that the date modified for 'All My Photos' reflects the date *anything* within it, right down to the bottom of the file tree, gets modified (ie a file is changed and saved, or a
    subfolder gets a file added or deleted). So I know just from looking at the Date Modified for 'All My Photos' if something was added/changed/deleted somewhere within its tree. Or is there another attribute other than 'Date Modified' that would show this?

    Ian
     
    Henry Dishtowel, Dec 2, 2021
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  4. Date modified on all folders in my Documents and Google Drive changed suddenly to today's date

    Date Modified Issue

    File dates can be set in two ways:

    • By the editor you use. The editor may or may not modify the date stamp. Normally it does but there are exceptions.
    • By a script that allows you to specify the date & time.
     
    Frederik Long, Dec 2, 2021
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