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Windows 7: Touch a folder, Win7 changes its modified date

09 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
Touch a folder, Win7 changes its modified date

In Windows 7, whenever I click on a shared folder, it immediately does something (thumbnail creation?) and changes the modified date. So if I select mulyiple folders, they all have their modified date changed to the same time. Is there a known way to stop this from happening? It's a little annoying right now.

- Eli

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05 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7

Did you find an answer to this issue? I'm new to Windows 7 from XP, and I find this seemingly fundamental change very annoying.

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20 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 32 Bit Pro

Looks like Windows 7 creates or modifies the thumbnail (thumb db) file when clicking, I still dont understand the timing or reason but if you disable thumbnails on all folders this should fix it.

Go to Tools --> Folder Options --> View Tab --> Always show icons never thumbnails. This should stop the system from writing/modifying this thumbnail file.
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