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Does a scan modifiy last access timestamps?

Question / Problem

Will a scan of SpaceObServer change the last access time or any other timestamps of the file?

Answer / Solution

No, SpaceObServer does not change any time stamps of files or directories when scanning a file system branch. The scan engine works strictly read-only.

SpaceObServer does only access, read the file content if the MD5 checksum calculation is activated. However, in this case SpaceObServer uses a certain API to ensure the last access timestamp is not touched/modified.