Today, I decided to organise my Dropbox files a bit on my iPad whilst out. I created some new folders and moved existing files into these new folders. This is with the official iOS app.
I returned home, woke my iMac and let the Dropbox desktop app sync changes to my local hard drive.
I checked the new folders and found that all files I had moved had lost their original created and modified dates. The dates seemed to be reset to the time/date that I performed the move operation in the iOS app. So it looks as if Dropbox is treating all these moved files as new files. Checking these files in my account via the Dropbox website shows the same thing.
Is this something I can fix? I would really need to have original time/date stamps on files. Having them change like this is highly undesirable for me and the way I organise my file system. I would like to be able to organise files on-the-go and have these changes sync to my desktop without it impacting timestamps like this. Is this a bug? Or is it a limitation of using mobile apps?
(I am using up-to-date official iOS and Mac apps, and have not edited or modified the files in any way - simply performed a move operation on them from within the official Dropbox iOS app.)
Thank you. I just moved a file on my iMac from one folder to another (within the Dropbox folder) and the timestamps both created and modified were preserved. Also, accessing my Dropbox account via the website I can see its preserved.
Is the iOS app supposed to preserve timestamps as I was expecting it to?
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