Why does SolidWorks change modified date of folder, even if I didn't save any files, just open an assembly. Is there an option to prevent this from happening? Thanks.
I believe it's Windows and SW.
Whenever SW open a file, it create temporary files in the folder and delete it afterward.
They're hidden files which you don't see.
So technically the folder is "modified".
I would think that would be a "Windows" question, not SW
all windows programs do this.
Do which? Create Temp files in folder when open file?
I don't think ALL program do that.
Didn't create temp files when they open files.
Technically they should not create temp files until they need to edit the file.
Frederick Law, yes, they do. unless you open the file as read-only.
that is how windows tells that the file is already open, and blocks other users/programs from saving edits while it is open.
Uncheck that and you will see the files.
I was hoping there would be another place for SW to put the temporary files in, like for example %TEMP%. So there nothing to do about it then. I'll live
Took a closer look, they are "lock" files showing who opened the files in SW.
Now we have a clue why SW go slow when opening large assemblies.
It need to open 1000s of files and create 1000s more.
If they all in same folder, Windows may have problem access the folder.
Yes, that explains the slowness. All our SW projects reside on a shared network drive.
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