5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2014 12:34 PM by BDAqua
bookcam Level 1 (0 points)

In the last couple of days i've noticed that finder in Leopard OSX 10.5 won't display files created or modified dates on either commercial CDs or those I've burned myself. Will an archive and reinstall fix this?


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • a brody Level 9 (65,726 points)

    If you click once on the CD and select Get Info from the File menu, will it give you any of the necessary information?  If not, the "modified" date on a CD doesn't make much sense because it is not a writable entity once burnt, thus won't be able to change anything about it since its created date.

  • bookcam Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that,

    No, the Info just reveals the date and time you looked - now!

    I realise the modified date doesn't mean much - on a CD I'd expect them to be identical - I just want to find out the file dates so that I can archive stuff properly. Further, if you copy a file from the CD to the desktop it shows the current time and date too. I'm mystified. Interestingly, I've just plugged a CD drive into my partner's MacBook Air and that shows a commercial CD with no dates as well. I'm just astounded. this must mean Finder's never been able to do this, but at least I know. I just seem to find some CDs I can read dates on and others I can't. I just wish I knew why. But Thanks again.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    What Format are the ones you can't read dates on?


  • bookcam Level 1 (0 points)

    The files are aiff files on audio CDs.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Yep, Audio CDs all show Date Modified as Today & Time of insertion in 10.5.8 here.