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Windows 7: FreeFileSync Time is Wrong on Devices

08 Apr 2020   #1
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
FreeFileSync Time is Wrong on Devices

I really need some help. The only thing I can figure is that I replaced my CMOS Battery recently. And have not synced my files it looks like for 55 days?

FFS is seeing that almost my whole drive needs all the files updated? When I looked at the Dates and Time in the first folder on each Drive I see that the Time is off by one hour. This is the only reason I can think why all the files and folders are trying to be Updated. Some are new and show that they will be Moved over to the right, with my Mirror Setting.

How do I get all those files and folders back to the same times?

I have multiple drives so I will check them now, as I should have before this post, but I got a little excited...sorry.
EDIT: Yes, all my other drives are a earlier time, by one hour. Daylight savings no doubt.
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08 Apr 2020   #2
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I appear to be totally wrong about the Time in one of the folders, I feel so stupid now. But there is still the issue of all my files and folders are trying to be Updated even though none of them have been changed? New ones look normal and are ready to be Mirrored to the right.
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08 Apr 2020   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It could be as little as a thumbs file or something really minor.
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09 Apr 2020   #4
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't see a Thumbs file in the Root of the External Device?
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09 Apr 2020   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's because you need to show hidden and/or protected system files in the folder options.
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09 Apr 2020   #6
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Of course I did that! All I see is the FFS file in the Root of the USB Flash Drive.
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10 Apr 2020   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something file wise has changed since Free File Sync says so. I don't know what that is without sitting in front of your computer. I think FFS uses hashes so if those hashes are different a backup will commence. If there's even data corruption that will be mirrored.

Question: Are you using FFS to backup the entire hard drive with the OS? If so, I can definitely see why it would want to backup. In Windows there are thousands of file changes just every minute.
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10 Apr 2020   #8
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I Sync my main usb flash drive to three others. It appears all three of the others are doing the same thing. If nothing else will have to syn all that data again on all three.
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17 Apr 2020   #9
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

F22 Simpilot, how do I get official help at the forum. Do I need to buy a license, because I asked that very question among others and get no reply?
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17 Apr 2020   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like he's running the free phpBB like I do and there's no indication that you need to pay for support, especially since this software is I think open source and available at Sourceforge. If no one responded then no one knows or hasn't been able to answer yet.
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