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Windows 7: Last Modified, which app

17 Sep 2010   #1
Toobs

Win 7 RC1
 
 
Last Modified, which app

Hi,

I am having a odd problem. Some application(s) on my computer is modifying of MP3 files. When I look at the time and date, on a mp3 folder that I haven't modified in months or years, it shows the current date and the last time it was modified.

This issue is messing up my local and online backup because it is backing up the same files over and over because something is modifying my folder/files.

Is there a way to find out which program in modifying my mp3's?

I am using Itunes 10 on Win7.

Thanks.


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17 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If the changes are frequently made, you can use this method
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
It is probably the AntiVirus or some type of maintenace software, which I am not in favor of. Computer maintenance is easy and should be done by manually.
It can be caused by a scheduled maintenance task. Look at the last date, then go to task manager and look for a time that coincides.
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17 Sep 2010   #3
Toobs

Win 7 RC1
 
 

Would you please go into more detail on how I can use the task manager to track down what is modifying my folders?

Thanks.
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17 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Sure Toobs, actually I think tht is your best bet.

Type task scheduler in search.
Once in task scheduler you will feel lost for a while, but then you will see a pane on the left with a few enteries. On the left of those enteries there is a little pyamid, click on the pyarmids to expand the tree. You will see exactly what I mean once there.
Then look at the different routines that are scheduled. There is system restore etc. Click on each to see the schedule in the middle pane. If one schedule conincides with your problem, that is the cause.
Look at the maintenace schedule. amd antivirus schedule for scans etc.
That is the most likely.
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17 Sep 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Have you played any of these songs in iTunes? AFIAK, iTunes has a play count that is stored on the files themselves.
I could be wrong I don't use iTunes.
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18 Sep 2010   #6
Toobs

Win 7 RC1
 
 

I think it was an WMP issue. It was updating my mp3 tags, making my backup go out of whack.
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