Microsoft NEEDS to FIX Onedrive so that files reflect their last modified date/time, not the upload date/time.
Microsoft NEEDS to FIX Onedrive so that files reflect their last modified date/time, not the upload date/time. This causes many problems when trying to search files from a specif date.
4 years on and still no change. This is disastrous!
I use the xbox game dvr frequently to record clips of gameplay or other in game occurrences for my own memory. I have had the system since launch, and thus have acquired quite a bit of video. Often I do batch uploads to my OneDrive account, and then keep them on storage devices attached to my desktop for later video editing.
It would be great if there was a way to change the default naming convention of these video files when they get uploaded to OneDrive.
Currently all of my files are labeled with the date followed by time, as MM-DD-YYYY_HH-MM-SS_AM(or PM). Ideally for archiving, it would be great if it were YYYY-MM-DD followed by time in a 24 hour format. Perhaps my greatest gripe is that the date and time that is used for these clips is not the time or date it was created, but when it was uploaded to OneDrive. I assume somewhere in the xbox o/s each file has an appropriately labeled temporary filename before it is uploaded to either a feed or OneDrive...is it not possible to keep those properties?
An additional thought, maybe a resolution suffix could be added, such as 1080 or 720, or FHD vs HD, since different resolutions are uploaded depending on which system the clip was recorded on.
Chris Breton commented
We have customers wanting to migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive, but they have to hold off, because even if we can migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive and see the original dates, once the OneDrive app sync the files the dates are updated to the date at the time of the sync.
I have repeatedly reported this issue and quite frankly, MS doesn't care not even about Office 365 family subscribers. I even send numerous photos showing 2 phones side by side with this issue and their incompetent team claims they can't see the issue. They have outsourced their stuff to inexperienced personnel who don't really care.
After months of trying to get them to aknowledge I have decided it's worth paying for Google Drive and say goodbye to BS OneDrive.
This is STILL a problem! I moved files from another local folder to my local OneDrive folder so the files would sync with OneDrive in the cloud. Every file that is now synced has had it's modification date changed to the date/time that it was synced. This is the most ******** "feature" I've ever seen! I agree that it is DATA CORRUPTION. Absolutely ridiculous. And, now that OneDrive has done this, there's no data recovery possible.
Terrible that simply moving a file to a new folder in OneDrive changes the modified date. Now you have no idea what version of the file you have on the system.
The modified time is actually IN on One Drive. It's purely when the files are downloaded back to one's machine (either from a browser using Download Folders) or using the App...the Creation and modified time gets reset. This is so lame it's not even worth discussing...Going back to Google Drive.
Jim Ryan commented
I would bet that they don't even consider this a problem. Some engineer somewhere probably said "Well, the file is a new file to OneDrive, so the created date and modified date should be the same as if creating a new file." As is typical for Microsoft, they don't consider users real-life use cases.
When I copy a file from one hard drive to another locally, the modified date is preserved, so why should it be different because the drive is in the cloud?
Also, many users find files by sorting in chronological order. It is an incredibly common use case. The current OneDrive implementation makes this impossible. My company will not move to OneDrive (we're sticking with Google Drive) until this is fixed. It's unfortunate, since we'd love to take advantage of the version tracking and collaboration features of OneDrive + Office 365, but we can't.
barbara stockman commented
Or just give us the ability to change or delete the date
barbara stockman commented
4 or 5 2015 pictures of my macbook air show as of
I don't get it. I am synching my local copy of files to OneDrive. I am NOT modifying my file. I am creating a copy of the file on OneDrive. The Modified date should be the same as on my local copy. Please, at least, give an option to retain Modified date.
When you host a user's files in the clouds the one thing you must absolutely do at all cost is to maintain data integrity. When you destroy or randomly reassign file dates you have committed the most unforgiveable sin of hosting data --not merely failing to keep the user's data insecure, but actually being responsible for the corruption of that data.
I don't know whether this is one of the worst program bugs I've seen in some time, or else atrocious program design, but it is an absolute breach of trust with the users and as such is completely intolerable.
Several projects depend on correct file dates. I am looking for alternative cloud solutions for the bulk of my files because I am in danger of missing deadlines for having to spend time searching for workarounds for a corrupt and broken system. Like others here, I don't have the luxury of someone having a cavalier attitude about data integrity. Please show the character and fortitude to fix this at once. It is just that serious. The integrity of both the creation date and the modified date should be maintained at all cost.
Please fix this modified date issue or give at least the oportunity to choose or enabled/disable this. Just removed all my pictures again from OneDrive as it's useless having my album from 2015 with a current timestamp. Like this OneDrive for older pictures is useless.
that is a big issue - please fix that to last modified
[Deleted User] commented
I agree - If you have a neutral file Name and all 3 file dates are wrong in the Meta data, you'll have problems to find your photos.
I agree - Date Modified should be date modified not copied, moved or created etc.