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9/10/14
Original Poster
Mink Hollow

"Last Modified" date not updating in a drive with shared files.

Hi.
 
I'm using google in my class and I have several folders that contain files shared individially with my students. I'm using them the keep track of grades & assignments (quests). Problem is the "last modified" date is not getting update on *some* files, which means I can't tell when my students have done something without opening those files.
 
With a largish class, this ends up costing me a lot of extra time.
 
I'm using Chrome, but this happens no matter what browser I'm using and on all my machines (several windows machines in different locations, an iPad, and a transformer).
 
Can this be fixed? Failing that, is there something I can do to "touch" all those files and force the "last modified" date to update?
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Yron
9/11/14
Yron
Hi Mink,

Why don't you consider Google Classroom since this is devised to be used in class setting. 
I tried to replicate your problem, try changing Last Modified to Last edited by me, then revert it back to Last Modified.

Tell me what happens.

Best regards,
Yron
9/11/14
Original Poster
Mink Hollow
Thanks. It doesn't change anything. It actually shows the correct modified date in the details pane, but not in the folder listing.
 
Unfortunately, Classroom doesn't have enough functionality yet to meet my needs. My course is a gamified design and the assessment is quite varied and complex. Most of my quests have no specific due dates and many can be repeated for points. With 50 students and 60 potential quests, I need a system that helps me track all of this. Right now I'm using a fairly complex spreadsheet, and the students have a quest log. I need to know when they've changed their quest log.
Yron
9/11/14
Yron
Wow. That gamified design excites me. Lol.
 
Now back to your problem, have you tried clearing your cache and cookies? Can you post a screenshot of your problem too?
Katrin Becker
9/11/14
Katrin Becker
The screenshot shows a student whose quest log I *just* modified. In the details pane is shows that I opened it but not that I edited it. It's been edited a number of times by me since the last time Paige edited it.
 
Oddly, *some* of the files in this folder have the correct 'last modified' date, and others don't. They were all created using doctopus.
Katrin Becker
9/11/14
Katrin Becker
Correction... none of them are showing the correct modified by date.
 
Yron
9/11/14
Yron
I will escalate this to the team. Will notify you with any updates.
For a second, try clearing your cache and cookies and disable extensions.
Katrin Becker
9/11/14
Katrin Becker
Thanks.
 
Do I need to clear cache on every instance of the browser (i.e. from each of my devices) or can I do it from a single location?
Yron
9/12/14
Yron
Try to clear it on your desktop browser first. Then tell me if it works.
Matt Brayko
9/12/14
Matt Brayko
I have been experiencing a similar issue on my Drive, which has a mix of shared files and private files. I have had the "last modified date not updating" issue occur on both types of files.
 
Clearing the cache and cookies (since the beginning of time, lol) has not resolved the issue.
Chwan Keng Ng
9/26/14
Chwan Keng Ng
Don't think it is cache issue, I tried firefox and chrome, both behaved the same.
 
One (only) of my doc is affected, and I noticed there is a message says "1 other viewer" at the top right corner of the doc, I wonder that is the caused? ie my other device/PC/browser is locking the file? :/
 
What I did: logged in google drive using firefox, clicked logged out (not just close the browser), then logged in using chrome, again logged out. Finally logged in again using chrome, edit the doc, last modified date updated according!! problem solved!! :)
 
 
 
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Peasprout
10/26/14
Peasprout
I have the same issue. The "Last Modified" date does not update on shared documents. It does update on documents that are only visible to me. I've tried multiple browsers, clearing cookies, logging out, and even resetting the browser back to its default settings, all to no avail.
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