I asked this before a long time ago and never got I response, but I am still seeing this issue, and wonder if anyone has a fix?
I am a teacher, and sync files between home and work with Synctoy 2.1. Iv'e seen this problem with my current Office2010 and my last version of Office XP. I am currently on Windows 7, but this also occurred on XP.
I open a powerpoint in class, display the slideshow, and close the document.
No changes are made, no saving, no nothing except show the slideshow. Later that evening, when I run a synchronization, every powerpoint that I have accessed or displayed, Synctoy thinks needs to be synchronized.
I have made no changes to the documents, and the timestamps appear to be identical, but Synctoy still thinks they have been changed. Sometimes it seems as if all I have to do is open the document, and Synctoy thinks it needs sync'ing.
Does Synctoy even look at access times? Does opening a document created in one version of Office with another version of Office alter the file, even if you do not save? What the heck is going on?