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client_modified for FolderMetaData in v2

client_modified for FolderMetaData in v2

hemancuso
Explorer | Level 3

We rely on having an accurate folder client mtime in ExpanDrive - the V1 API still returns it and that's what we're still using for folder listing.

 

Would it be possible for the V2 API to add in this field before V1 is turned off?

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Stephen C.14
Dropbox Staff

Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, we have no plans to add `client_modified` to your folder metadata result, as it would require a rather substantial change to our filesystem infrastructure.

 

For API v1, the modified time of a folder is actually quite misleading. It reflects only when the folder was created and/or if the folder was moved/renamed. It does not change if the file content within the folder changes.

 

For that reason, we simply decided to stop returning modified time in API v2.

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful here.

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