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Windows 7: FTP showing wrong time at servers


08 Feb 2010   #1

Win7
 
 
FTP showing wrong time at servers

Warning: the following descriptions involve time travel - you may or may not go cross-eyed. This gets complicated, so follow closely.

Windows (7, 64bit, build 7600) Explorer is showing a -6 hour difference in time from my actual file date. This is NOT simply the time difference between my computer (in Central time zone) and the server (on Eastern time). Explorer is ignoring the server's time stamp and subtracting exactly 6 hours from the time of the what the server should say. I know this because I'm also looking at the exact same folder and files using XP and the time stamps are exactly as they should be. I modified a file locally (on Windows 7) and copied it up to the server. The time stamp local is 9:36a. The time stamp on the server should be 10:36a, but instead it says 4:36a. So, I copied a file from the server back to here and it reports locally 6 hours later (10:38a) than what is on the server (4:38a). Looking at the exact same files through explorer on XP shows that the time should have been 10:38a.

If it wasn't for time showing correctly on XP, I'd assume it was a problem at the server, but there seems to be something in either the display of time, or in the way it sends the file's time-stamp.

And now I'm testing it on another ftp server, which I think has their time set to UTC (my 10:00a is their 4:00p). Using XP, I create a brand new file locally, and transmit it to this server. It initially appears with the same timestamp as the original file (10:16a). I then do a refresh of the server list (in XP) and it jumps forward 6 hours (4:16p). I look at this server with Windows 7 and it shows that the file has a timestamp of 10:16a. So I copy that file (using Windows 7) to its local drive and it tells me that the timestamp is 4:16p (later today).

I've triple-checked my PC's time settings (set to UTC-06:00 Central Time). I've verified with the first server's techies that the PC is in Eastern time (I've not reached the other server's people yet). In both cases, however, Windows 7 is showing the time of the files on the ftp servers to be 6 hours earlier than their actual time-stamp.


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08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Don't forget to check the time/date in bios also on all machines because if that isn't correct it will throw everything off.
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09 Feb 2010   #3

Win7
 
 

Okay, I'll try to remember to check on next boot
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29 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 
Windows 7 displays wrong time (6 hours earlier) at FTP server

Did you guys find a solution, I have the same issue with Windows 7 Pro.

It is not a Bios issue, it is PC specific windows 7 issue, I have tested on XP and some Windows 7 s few has this issue.

Please reply if anyone has a solution.

Thank you
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29 Aug 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertaser View Post
Did you guys find a solution, I have the same issue with Windows 7 Pro.


Doesnt look like it did you search here for the solution? This is an extremely old thread and sometimes they dont post solutions
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07 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have the same problem. Has anyone come up with a fix?
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29 Oct 2010   #7
bwg

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
FTP time issue

I am seeing this same problem. Has anyone found a solution?
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30 Oct 2010   #8

Win7
 
 

As OP, I haven't seen this solved yet.
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30 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Did a bit of research and only found this.

John Carver May 5, 2009 16:51:45 GMT N/A: Question Author Did a little research and I've added the entry "TimesGMT off" to the /etc/proftpd.conf file. Now the timestamp is displayed in local time from the ftp client. Thanks all for the discussion.
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30 Oct 2010   #10
bwg

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
ftp time

Thanks for the hint but is this /etc/proftpd.conf file located on the ftp client system (Win 7) or the ftp server. I can't find it on either. The path sounds like a unix file and not Windows.
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