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Modified timestamp not updating

Explorer | Level 3

Whenever I upload a file with same name in my dropbox, I don't see the 'Modified' timestamp being updated. Ideally, whenever we replace the existing file by uploading, it should prompt a message saying similar file already exists and if we proceed, it should accept the file updating the time and date.

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Re: Modified timestamp not updating

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Hi @ronitverma, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

Are you referring to uploading a file to your Dropbox account via the site, or by overwriting a file in the Dropbox folder itself which then uploads to the site?

 

This will help me assist further!


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Re: Modified timestamp not updating

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By overwriting a file in the Dropbox folder itself which then uploads to the site.
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Dropboxer

The modification date should sync across when you do this. Does the modification date change in the Dropbox folder?


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Re: Modified timestamp not updating

Explorer | Level 3

No, it doesn't... tested multiple times.

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Re: Modified timestamp not updating

Dropboxer

If the date isn't updating within the Dropbox folder locally, it might be that the OS isn't updating the timestamp of the file.

 

Just to double check, can you replicate this outside the Dropbox folder when overwriting a file?

 

If there OS isn't updating the date of the file then this won't reflect in Dropbox either when syncing.


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Re: Modified timestamp not updating

Explorer | Level 3
Hey,

As I said, Issue was with timestamp update on the Dropbox in browser and not locally.
Issue seems to be resolved when I tried uploading my file today again. I am not sure of the Root Cause here though.

Thanks for your help and support.

Ronit

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