Every single time yo do a "Save As" you are in fact unequivocqlly creating a brand new file.
Hope that helps you understand what's going on.
As to changing that behavior, no, I don't know of a way to change that.
When performing the "save as" command, the "created" date is not being updated. The "modified" date is updated, but the "created" date remains the original date that the file was created.
Below are two files created the exact same way on the exact same computer: the top one was saved in PS CS2 and the bottom one was saved in PS CC. Both were saved using the "Save As" command. You will notice that when the "Save As" command was used in CS2 it updated the "Created:" date, however, in the CC version the "Created:" date was not updated, only the "Modified:" date was updated. Is there a way to update the "Created:" date when performing a "Save As" in PS CC?
Unfortunately, the screen shots do not help, as I have no way of knowing whether Windows changed that behavior between the time you saved the old file and the new one, and/or whether you truly did a Save As on the second.
I use Windows most infrequetly these days, meaning the last nine years.
Hi, I had the same problem and have discovered that you need to add the column "date modified" to your viewing panel.
Then it works fine.