Incorrect file creation/access times on external devices (flash drive) RRS feed

  • Question

  • The time changed last night and I have noticed that now all files on my external flash drive have different dates than those that are on my hard drive.  As a result, my synchronization application believes that all files on the hard drive are newer than the ones on the flash drive.

    As an experiment, I changed my time zone to an hour behind, and created a new file on the hard drive.  I then set the time zone back which brought the hour back.  The file access times were correct and showed that they were accessed only a few seconds ago.

    I ran the same experiment on my flash drive, but I got a different result.  I set the time zone to an hour behind, created a new file on the flash drive, and then reset the time zone back.  Whenever I viewed the properties of the file on the flash drive, it showed that the access time was an entire hour off, instead of a few seconds.

    Is there anyway to fix this issue?  I currently have all updates installed.

    Monday, March 9, 2009 4:59 AM