We are a programming shop, but this is not a programming question.
My boss has put an external HD on the network. It contains the 'home' folders for users on the network. He uses it to place VB projects that he wants me to work on.
But no matter what date and time he places a project on the drive, the file dates (modified) always shows the current date, though nothing in the files have changed. It makes it very hard to confirm that he has given me the latest versions. (He is not a fan of version control and nothing I do will convince him different.)
Any ideas why this happens and how to prevent it from happening?
P.S. As I wrote this I decided to add the last accessed date to the file display, and those dates happen to show the dates I expect to see. Why is the modified date getting changed, but not the accessed date. Does the accessed date change only when the files are opened or read, changed or not?
Note: I use Directory Opus 9, a replacement for windows file browser.