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Windows 7: date modification field does not change

14 Jan 2011   #1
joelight

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
date modification field does not change

hi, i searched in vain for an answer to this question:
when i edit an image file and resave, the date modified date does not change. since i started using computers 100s of years ago, this was automatic. how can i enable this (obvious) field? what point is there in even having a date modified field if it stays the same as the date created field? thanks!


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14 Jan 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Are you sure you have the Date Modified selected as a column to display?

Right click on the header column (has Name, Date, Type, etc.) and select the Date Modified tag.
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14 Jan 2011   #3
joelight

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

well, if it wasn't displayed i wouldn't know whether it was changing or not right?
so, yes, it is displayed. it does not CHANGE when the file is changed.
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14 Jan 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

What program are you editing the files with? Under normal conditions, the date modified property should change. Some programs have options to disallow that.

James
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14 Jan 2011   #5
joelight

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
editing jpg files

hi, i'm using irfanview which i have used for years. the only thing different is i'm using a toshiba laptop with windows 7; before i had an acer desktop with windows vista.

what's weirder is, i got the laptop in june and didn't notice this discrepancy right away... it started a couple months later.

i was hoping to find someone on the forum or even on windows.com that could say, oh yeah, that's a bug we put in just to screw with you and here's how to fix ... any suggestions welcome
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14 Jan 2011   #6
James Colbert

 
 

Do any of the other 'Date' options available reflect your changes?:

date modification field does not change-date-options.jpg


James


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14 Jan 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Going offline for a while.

James
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14 Jan 2011   #8
joelight

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

james, sorry i missed you. i had to enable some other date functions as usually i only use date modified and date created. but no, i added date accessed and it didn't change either.
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15 Jan 2011   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Just to clarify, I'm assuming:

1) That you are vieiwing the unchanged Date Modified Stamp (DMS) in Windows Explorer

2) That only the image files you've edited in Irfanview are affected

Questions that occur:

1) What file extensions are affected?
2) Are there some file types that you've edited in Irfanview whose (DMS) are correctly updated?
3) Are you using any other graphics software to edit or change the problem files (Picasa or any other)?
4) Are there any circumstances under which the (DMS) does change (i.e., if you copy them to another folder, move them, edit them in another program, etc.)

5) Have you checked at the Irfanview support forums?:

IrfanView Support Forum

It may not be an Irfanview problem, but it can't hurt to post something there just in case.

If you find a solution elsewhere, be sure to past back here or any other site you may have asked at so as to eliminate any dead ends for others who might be searching for a solution to the same problem.

A late development:

Have you checked in Irfanview options to see if there is an option to turn off the DMS? The 1st post at the following link suggests that there is:


http://forums.adobe.com/thread/480901?tstart=0

James
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01 Aug 2011   #10
dfryback

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
 
 
jpg file date modified does not change

I'm posting to this thread in case anyone is still looking here. I've had exactly the same problem -- except with a different image editing program (Picture Window Pro 5.0 by Digital Light&Color, Inc.). Have used it for years with XP and no problems. Just today Win 7 started to change the date of edited jpg files sporadically -- it updated the dates for 8 out of 30 files that were edited. Win 7 search finds them all and lists the date modified correctly, but explorer does not -- even after reboot, and empty recycle bin just to be compulsive. All edited files were saved to the same folder. I emailed the Picture Window people and they say that PW5.0 does not change the date -- that is left to Windows 7 to do. Has there been any update to thinking about this problem? Should I start new thread? Thanks for any help.
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