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    File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Whenever I close an existing .mpp the date of the file changes from the date it was last saved to today's date, even though I opt to close without saving changes. In these instances I have only opened the file to check something out, so the only thing that would have changed is the tasks that are in view. In any case, I don't want to change anything and do want to keep the original file save date. I think this has started happening since I installed Visio Professional 2002, but of course I would like a solution that doesn't involve removing Visio. Anyone have any clues?

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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    ... When you say the date of the file changes are you implying that the date of the actual .mpp file as saved on your computer (i.e., you could see the date by reviewing the file name in explorer mode) or date shown a report, scheduling, or other. (Just want to make sure I understand the question.)

    You might want to go to Tools / Options and check the settings on the auto save feature.
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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Your former assumption is correct, the file date changes to today's date as viewed in explorer. I checked in Tools/Options and auto save is off (unchecked).

    Alex

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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Alex,

    I don't have an answer for you. However, I will check with others regarding Visio and if installing Visio has caused the same problems with other software.
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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Just as a matter of interest, what happens if you change the files attributes (using Explorer) to Read-Only?
    Does the save date still change?

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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    With the attribute set to read-only the file date no longer changes when the file is closed.

    Alex

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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Does Project moan that it can't save the file when you close it?
    If not, it almost sounds like it is a feature - much as the 'Last accessed' attribute is updated in other Office documents when they have simply been viewed.

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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Since first posting this query I have realised that Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (not Acrobat Reader) was also installed about the same time as Visio.

    Alex

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    Re: File date on save (Project 2000 SR1)

    Only when the file attribute is set to read-only, otherwise the file just closes and its date is changed.

    Alex

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