I recently uploaded 45,000 of our family photos to OneDrive, the dates ranging from 1999 to 2018. They had been previously separated in folders by year and month, so decided it was time to back them up in the cloud and take advantage of Microsoft's photo features through OneDrive. After uploading all of my photos, I was shocked to see that many of my photos were reorganized. Randomly, photos from 2002, 2005, 2009, 2014, and 2016 were shown as brand new photos with a current date stamp. I found that there were literally hundreds of photos that were RE-DATED to the the date that I uploaded the photos. Somehow, OneDrive physically changed the metadata on the Date Modified and Date Taken to reflect the date that I uploaded the photos, not the date that they were originally taken. Even worse, the uploaded picture permanently changed the date on my local pictures, so now these photos are irreversibly corrupted and I cannot organize them by date anymore.
Microsoft, this is a massively humongous bug in the OneDrive system that I found, by searching, has been questioned several times before. Whenever I look at those posts, the commenting has been locked so that nobody can comment anymore. Not sure why Microsoft wants this issue hushed by the community, but this problem will not just go away. It needs to be fixed as soon as possible!! We have thousands of photos that are unknowingly being corrupted, most people probably just haven't figured it out yet.
One potential solution to this problem would be to turn off whatever mechanism is redating photos/videos, or changing metadata. If anyone else is having this issue, please comment below. Microsoft, is there anything being done to fix this bug???
Thank you, and I respectfully appreciate your attention to this matter. OneDrive is a great service and I really hope to continue using it. This is just too big not to make top priority in resolving.