Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to jingleman007)
File bug reports with Apple.27" i7 iMac 10.6.8 , Mac OS X (10.7.3), G4 450 MP 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to baltwo)
Thank you, baltwo, that was a good idea. Of course, submitting a bug report won't generate any response. I'd still like to hear from others if they are having this same problem. And, of course, if anyone has a fix for this.
I have to admit that I haven't spent the kind of time learning Lion that I have with previous OS X updates. For all I know, the problem might be user-related.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to jingleman007)
OK - now I'm really bugged by this. I just saw a folder alter its modification date and it makes no sense to me.
I have 2 folders named similarly and rely on the modification date to help insure that I don't copy files to/from the wrong one. I almost always view everything in list view, sorted by modification date. I was lookiing at the list and noticed that the older folder had a more recent modify date/time - it said something like 10:35 this morning. (it was about 11am when I noticed this) So I was worried that I might have worked on the wrong files earlier today. I went into the folder. Inside, the most recent file was yesterday at 8:22am. I back-buttoned to the previous list which shows the folder and the Date Modified time had changed to Today @ 7:52! which corresponds to nothing that the computer has recorded. It does, however, correspond close to the time I was making copies from both folders to my flash drive. But the final copy was made closer to 8am. So even that does not line up.
This is a pretty basic system function so I am stunned to think that it has not been addressed by this time. Also surprised that no one else seems to be having the problem. So maybe it's something particular to my systems... but 2 computers in 2 locations??
Thanks to whoever takes the time to read this.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to jingleman007)
First problem is having multiple folders with the same names. Break that habit. Second issue, AFAICT, is that folder mod dates only get updated when you put new stuff into them, not when you modify stuff already inside. I know nothing about flash drives, so can't help there.27" i7 iMac 10.6.8 , Mac OS X (10.7.3), G4 450 MP 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to baltwo)
OK - got me. I have used Macs for an embarrasingly long time and I have to say, up until now I had no idea that the folder mod date relied upon the creation/introduction of new material into the folder.
I have always relied on the modify date to help me sort out my files (when I am making changes to existing systems I often have a lot of copies of similar files/folders at different stages and for different media) -- it is difficult for me to believe that I never noticed that the directories did not get updated when existing files were updated... but hey - who knows... I'm doing a lot more, a lot quicker now. Perhaps I just had the time to be more careful before. Just goes to show you how great Macs are that someone can work as intimately as I do with them without knowing something that basic.
I did test your info by transferring a file into that directory, and, as you said the modify date of the folder did change.... so you're definitely right, but somehow I feel that something else is going on here because I can't see how it explains what happened with the sudden change in the folder modification dates, this morning.
At any rate, as you suggested, I will definitely have to modify my work habits.
Thanks again, baltwo, for clearing up most of the mystery.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to jingleman007)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to jingleman007)
I see this too, you're not alone...
I order folders by date modified.
Especially for the backup folders on the Server when Retrospect copies data from users Workstations.
In 10.7 this information os NOT updating, so Icannot at a glnace see the workstations that have droped off the backup autuomation, i.e: those at the bootn of the folder window.
Very, very, very annoying.
It's only 10.7 Server doing this, not Client.
Not 10.6, 10.5, 10.4 Server or Client