Mar 13 2019 08:45 AM
Mar 13 2019 08:45 AM
We have windows 10 1709 with OneDrive files on demand enabled
One of my users have an issue where if he opens and closes a file the changes the date modified.
His computer is a relatively new installation and he is patched up to February's updates. OneDrive Client version is the latest. Most of his files are set to always keep, but when I added a new folder without always keep, created files and checked after a few minutes the issue persists.
I found several forums with the same problem and also several user voices for Microsoft talking about it.
Any ideas beside trying onedrive /reset?
Mar 13 2019 09:07 AMSolution
Jun 18 2019 04:07 AM
This happens even when Autosave is off. It doesn't happen with other file types such as MP3s and JPGs, so is quite a serious oversight by Microsoft.
Jun 22 2019 05:11 PM
Jun 22 2019 05:21 PM
Nov 29 2020 09:17 AM
This was very helpful. The Modified Date is very important to my workflow and I can confirm this is the OneDrive feature that changes it almost every time you open a document to view it. Thank you.
Quick recap for posterity: go to OneDrive Settings > Office tab > under File collaboration > uncheck "Use Office applications to sync Office files that I open"
Apr 20 2022 04:55 AM
Dec 03 2022 06:28 AM
Though an old thread, I think I've found a workaround that doesn't require turning off autosave or autosync.
We know that simply opening an Office file saved in OneDrive will automatically update 'date modified'. However, it doesn't update 'date last saved'.
You can change the columns in File Explorer to show 'date last saved' instead of 'date modified':
For the change to apply to all folders of the same type, follow these simple steps: https://superuser.com/a/1128443/642896
Dec 07 2022 08:25 PM
Jun 21 2023 01:47 AM - edited Jun 21 2023 01:52 AM
In your local sync'd OneDrive files, select file, hold Shift + RightClick, Open as Read-Only.
Has worked well for me, so far, without file or folder changing modified date, so long as I only read and close the document.
Online OneDrive, I use the document menu, Preview - works as Read-Only.
These features mean that I don't have to change any headings or OneDrive settings.
Jun 27 2023 12:42 AM