Photoshop Elements: Date/Time stamp for files saved in Editor is 4:21 (h:mm) in future

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Within the last few days I have discovered that if I save a file while using Photoshop Elements 6.0 that the time stamp appearing in the "Date Modified" column of the Windows 7 file listing is 4:21 (h:mm) in the future. If I open the file in Paint and save it again, the correct "Date Modified" appears. This isn't a big problem for me, its just a surprise. The post by Reuban Fischman in the following thread suggests that the same problem exists when using Elements 10.0 with both Windows 7 and OS X Lion: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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The "date modified" field is an OS value, not set by the application.
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I don't believe that is the case. I suspect that Elements uses OS function calls to determine the date and time and save the file with that data. How else can you explain how the date and time are correcrt when Paint saves the file and incorrect when Elements saves the file? It sure looks like a programming error to me. Please don't be so quick to dismiss the issue.
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OK! This is weird! All of my Photoshop Elements files are stored on a NAS drive. When I save a file while using the Elements editor on my C: drive instead of the NAS drive, the time stamp is correct. I do not understand how the time/date is correct when a file is saved in Paint on the NAS drive, but incorrect when a file is saved in Elements on the NAS drive.
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OK! Here is the answer! When Paint saves a file on my NAS drive, it uses the PC's time. When Elements saves a file on my NAS drive, it uses the drive's time. I synced the drive time to the PC's time and now the time stamp is correct. If Elements used the PC's time instead of the drive's time, I would never have noticed a time difference. The last time that that I synced my NAS drive's time to the PC's time was when I installed my current PC back in November of 2007!