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2 Lion Issues I have not seen addressed anywhere else.

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Mar 5, 2012 5:37 PM

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.

iMac Intel, also have G5 iMac
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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)

    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)
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    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)
  • James Rothschild Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    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


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