I hope someone can help me here. I have a couple of problems with Lion that I have not seen mentioned anywhere. It's making me think that maybe I'm doing something wrong. Anyway here they are:
1) Folder dates not accurate: This one has actually really caused me a lot of pain. I have 2 machines running Lion. One at work and one at home. I often carry files from one to the other using my USB flash drive. As I am updating a lot of files each day, I had come to rely on the folder modify date to make sure that I don't miss some small file. And as far as I know, I never missed a file... until I installed Lion. Since then, I have noticed, on both machines, that the folder dates do not always get updated when a file within the folders is updated. For instance, I have a database file which gets updated every day, but I have to remember to copy it to the backup because the folder date has not changed in over a week. I have no idea what makes it change, when it does.
2) File transfers from Flash Drive unreliable: often when I am copying files FROM a USB drive TO my HDD (never happens in the opposite direction), the progress bar races along and finishes in a suspiciously quickly - (like in 1 second). To be honest, I've never checked at that point to see the status of the transfered files, but I know that it is impossible for them to have been transfered so quickly. I then drag and drop again. The second time it always progresses at a more expected pace and is always a successful transfer. It's never resulted in a problem for me, but it makes me feel a little insecure about the state of these transfers.
(I am running 2011 imacs and using Lion 10.7.3)
Thank you in advance for taking the time to ponder my issues.