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Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

 

     I did a few things (selective synce, unlinking/relinking) and now most of the date modified column changed to today's date. How can I get/reverse to the last date modified from the online to the local? I have a Windows 7 machine. Please help ASAP!

 

Tam

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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Explorer | Level 3

Will upgrading to Windows 10 help?

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Local Date Modified Not Matching Online One [Windows 7]

Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

 

     I recently had to redo my desktop Dropbox and had to resync/pull everything from the server again.

     The date modified that shows is the current system time and date not the last edited/uploaded modified date from online.

     How can I pull/get that info? Does this feature exist on Windows 10 and not Windows 7?

     (Please save me! This is very important for my workflow!)

 

Tam

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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Dropboxer

Hello there @tamle, thanks for checking in with us. 

 

In some cases, a file’s modified date will change on a device but the date won’t sync to your other devices. An example of this includes downloading a file from the website.

 

For this reason, if you selectively synced a folder and then chose to sync it back down to your Dropbox folder, the modified date may reflect the date you synced it locally. 

 

You can find more information about this, here

 

I hope this helps!


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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Explorer | Level 3

Hi Lusil,

 

     Thank you for answering; I still don't fully understand.

     For example why is the dates different for the Today folder between Windows 7 and 10?

     All the other folders and files matches; they have the same Dropbox versions too.

 

S2.png   S1.png

 

     How can I get Windows 7 one to give me the same date modified as in Windows 10?

 

Thanks,

Tam

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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Dropboxer

Thanks for getting back to me, @tamle

 

Just to make sure that we're on the same page, did you sync the folders in question back down from your selective sync settings?


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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Explorer | Level 3

Hi Lusil,

 

     I uninstalled then reinstalled Dropbox so it synced immediately after the installation finished; didn't use selective syncing.

 

Tam

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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Explorer | Level 3

Hi Lusil,

 

     Not sure if this is relevant but for Windows 7 Enterprise, after uninstalling and reinstalling, all/most of the dates become the current time.

     On Windows 7 Professional though, most of it is kept as before and only a few/some become today's date/time.

     Could there be a Windows 7 edition that could do what Dropbox did for the Date Modified field for Windows 10?

 

Tam

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Re: Sync date modified from server to local Windows 7 Machine

Dropboxer

Hi @tamle, from the second screenshot, there are no sync icons on your files, so we can't be certain that they have successfully synced to your device, which would reflect the date modified value.

 

The version of Windows wouldn't affect this modification date.


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