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date modified on 6 folders changed suddenly

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#1 Windham


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:48 PM

Running Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1 on an HP desktop.  I happened to have my Documents library sorted by date modified, to keep the folder I was using at the top of the list.  Suddenly 6 random folders show up at the top of the list, all with a date and time stamp of 8/23/14 2:27pm.  I had not touched any of these folders, and I noticed this about a half hour after that timestamp.

I am concerned because one of the folders had bank statements and the other some Social Security application information. The other 4  folders were just benign like recipes.  Also, in that time while I was working, I had recently saved a file to Google drive, to make it available to me from other computers.  That file was not in any of these 6 folders.  Unfortunately, I do share my Documents library on my Homegroup (and I have since changed that...)

What could change the date modified on those folders? It seems like more than a coincidence that this happened right after I saved a file to Google drive, and that two of the folders had information that I wouldn't want to be public. 

I ran a virus scan (Windows Sec Essentials) and Malwarebytes and nothing shows up.  By the way, I have hundreds of folders in my Documents library, so just having 6 of them change is weird.

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#2 rockysosua


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

I have no direct experience with the issue but I concur with you that it's not a coincidence.

Google drive is responsible for the date changes.

I have never seen Windows do it on its own.

Edited by rockysosua, 01 September 2014 - 05:54 PM.

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