Sort by Date Modified Broken

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pavlonjablon, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. pavlonjablon macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Hi, I am running OS X 10.4.10 on Mac Pro and am experiencing weird behavior of my folders - its content is just not sorting itself by the date added if I ask it to, eg. if I add something into the folder (created on 29/07/07), the 'date modified' stays on 29/07/07 and is not changed to today's date...
    Is there a way how to fix that so I can find what I want in folders, sorted by the date?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Though I'm not sure I completely understanding what your asking ... When you just move a file that does not change its modification date, and this is the correct behavior. A file's content has to be modified before that attribute changes, then it should update in Finder when listed by date.
  3. pavlonjablon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    I understand that, but the problem is, that even if I modify the content of the file located in the folder, the folder still keeps its modification date...
  4. brianus macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2005
    Sometimes there's a delay. A very annoying delay. I often have to arrange and rearrange files in folders to be burned to DVD, so as to make each folder the optimum size (4.35GB). The delay trips me up a lot, because the file size, like the modification date, will sometimes not be updated for several minutes.

    It also bothers me that folder modification time updates do not propagate up the folder hierarchy. If I change something in folder C, inside folder B, inside folder A, all 3 folders should have a new modification date. I understand that technically, the directory structure of folders B and A haven't changed, and that's what's being reflected, but from the user's point of view, the *contents* of A and B have changed. Maybe the new Finder in Leopard will address some of these issues.
  5. pavlonjablon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Thanks for the reply - that's exactly what is bothering me. So there is no way how to fix that than wait for the Leopard...? Thanks

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