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Windows 7: Download Date of File

04 Jan 2017   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Download Date of File

How do I discover the date/time I downloaded a file to my computer? I just checked one I d/l today and it has very old 'created' and 'modified' dates.


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04 Jan 2017   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can check here if you didn't clear history:

%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\History

Click day then "Computer"

Right click item to get date and time from properties.
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04 Jan 2017   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

-thx for reply. No good, I do regular 'cleans' and I need d/l dates on various older files.
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04 Jan 2017   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well you could try your browser's download history.

Also webcachev01.dat might contain what you are looking for if you didn't clear it. The only easy way I know of viewing that is to run Privazer. Actually it's not that easy and pretty easy to screw up your system using it.

See: PrivaZer PC cleaner

Anyway if you get the portable version and run a scan with these settings - leave Start Cleaning uncheked - you might discover something useful.

For the each of options checked in the left pane - click on each in turn before running a scan and choose options.
Download Date of File-privazer.jpg
When the scan completes view the results by clicking items in the left pane and click "traces" for each section in the right pane.


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04 Jan 2017   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thx for your help. I was hoping there was a 'hidden' or an unknown-to-me system tag/property that would provide me the information. Afterall , how hard would it be for Windows to tag/mark a file with the date/time it was first 'created', er, uh, I mean downloaded on my computer?

-take care
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04 Jan 2017   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

MourningStar. If you right click on the program or file & select Properties & select the Details tab or the General tab you should be able to see the Created Date, which should be the date you installed it or created it.
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04 Jan 2017   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thx Ranger4 - refer to topic title.
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