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The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

martychaos
New member | Level 2

Is anyone else having issues with Badge, randomly showing "<user> last edited this file 420 years ago".

 

it seems to affect both mac and windows users and appears to be random- in that we can't link it to a prticular folder/file or user.

Dropbox said they were investigating but have not come back with any explanation.

 

cheers

Marty

 

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Re: The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @martychaos, thanks for posting today!

This is more of an issue that can occur with Windows, where a modification date of a file can be changed to the year 1601. 

Some research on this matter can be made after checking on the web regarding this date, and could possibly be a conflict with Windows/Unix systems on how they calculate time.

If the file is 'modified' on that date, then Dropbox would see it, and thus report it that way. It might be worth trying to edit the file quickly while on a Windows machine to see if this helps.

Keep me updated with any progress!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

ahm937
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Did you ever get this resolved? I am having the same issue. Driving me nuts. @martychaos

Re: The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

Tee Dub
New member | Level 2

We have been trying to get you guys to resolve this issue for well over a year now.

 

This is the response I got from your team today.

 

The team has advised me that a resolution for this issue may come at a later date, however, the team doesn't have an exact ETA at this stage.
If you have any questions, please let me know. 

 

This is affecting our ability to run our business with effective data and communication between our team members.

Completely unacceptable.

Re: The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

PN2
New member | Level 2

I am having the same issue, where one of my user's file changes are being dated 420 years ago.  Dropbox, please fix this issue!

Re: The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

martychaos
New member | Level 2

Hi All,

still no fix, issue still appearing occasionally and as far as I know- no one is changing their file/folder dates to 1601.

I still can not find a replicable cause either.

Hey @dropboxsupport how about addressing this?

 

cheers

Re: The Badge shows a file was edited 420 years ago

jscraven68
New member | Level 2

Same issue here.  This is 2022 and we have virtual reality and AI technology but we haven't mastered how dates are used in computers....sad. 

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