Date Accessed for Videos

February 23, 2009 at 05:56:37
Specs: Windows XP
I am curious about the function of "Date Accessed" for video files (avis). When I play the video in Media player or similar, the date accessed does not update (I thought it would). The only way to get it to update seems to be to open the video file in a text editor or similar.

Does anyone know why Date Accessed does not update when you simply watch a video? I would have thought that watching a video counts as "accessing" it...

How can I get Date Accessed to update when that video is watched?


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February 23, 2009 at 09:50:05
The date accesse will be updated when you simply play an AVI or whatever video file.

Have you checked the date accessed via right click at the video file / properties ?

I tried it in Media Player as well as VLC (Video Lan Client) and both do updating the date accessed.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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February 23, 2009 at 09:56:20
It even changes the access date on my system if you only right click the drive and check 'Properties'.

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February 23, 2009 at 10:19:04

Yepp, you're right. I did not recognized that.
I just checked it and you're right.

So it seems, that "last accessed" of a file is another cool Microsoft feature, the world never needs.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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