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Windows 7: Wrong dates on folders / Windows Explorer


16 Jan 2010   #1

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Wrong dates on folders / Windows Explorer

Hello,
Is there a way to force Windows Explorer (Windows 7 Premium) to display the proper dates in the "date modified" category? It's displaying the same date as in "date created". I've edited some of the files in that folder a few days ago but it still displays a 2008 date.
Thanks in advance,
Sylvia

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16 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

"date modified" & "date created" fall under the same date because you have not modified the folder yet, until you do the dates wont change.
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16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your quick reply, Crispy.
I have modified the files a few times but it still displays a 2008 modified date on the folder.
Sylvia
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi Sylvia,

Also could you please tell me what happens if you rename the folder itself?

It may be also an idea to verify that your PC date time is correct (and regional settings are correct)and to check the bios date and motherboard battery (if the bios date is wrong). I expect these to be correct; but they're a good solid box to tick off your troubleshooting checklist.
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16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your answer, TimStitt.
The dates of both the BIOS and the regional settings are correct.
Nothing happens if I rename a file or a folder. Weird...
I already had that problem when the computer was on Vista (these files are on a 2nd partition).
Thanks again,
Sylvia
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16 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you positive you have access to the drive?
Could it be possible the files are bring written to:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore
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16 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are you positive you have access to the drive?
Could it be possible the files are bring written to:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore
Yes.

And no, the files are not written in the virtual store. I just checked and this folder is empty.

Thanks again for you help.

Sylvia
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16 Jan 2010   #8

 

Howzabout a snipped screenshot of your saved file location just for the heck of it?
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16 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Here are 2 screen captures. The second one shows that a bunch of files have been modified very recently...
They're all located on a 2nd partition.


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16 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sylvialdgsd View Post
Hello,
Is there a way to force Windows Explorer (Windows 7 Premium) to display the proper dates in the "date modified" category? It's displaying the same date as in "date created". I've edited some of the files in that folder a few days ago but it still displays a 2008 date.
Thanks in advance,
Sylvia
When you are saying that "edited some of the files in that folder a few days ago" are you trying to modify a file that was created in 2008 and the date for that file is it saying the created date or the modified date is 2008?
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