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Help.Most of My Documents files "Date Modified" are set to same date and now corrupt

Q: Help.Most of My Documents files "Date Modified" are set to same date and now corrupt

I think what happened. Sunday night began a manual backup by trying to select entire My Docs and copy to laptop DVD R/W drive disk. Computer said it would take 2 days so 35 mins in I cancelled. It said there was a large set of temp files and I could retain or remove, I removed.

Went to bed.

Next day 11:04 am ran a malware prgm called CacheCleaner. Have run it 1000+ times and no issue this time.

Few days later go to access Quicken - no can do. File is damaged. Went to open my budget file in excel, says" file is in a different format than specified by the file extension. ..." Open it anyways, its completely empty. Go to open a MS word doc, cannot open,says there are problems with the contents. PDF problems too.

Every file has been mysteriously updated Date Modified to 1/4/2010 11:04am. None will open. Any file not dated 1/4/2010 11:04am opens fine.

Was there some temp pointer type file created during my aborted backup operation that was then deleted when I emptied my temp files etc when I ran Cache Cleaner.
This is horribly impactful b/c my last backup is old. Please help if you can.....

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I noticed today that hundreds (maybe thousands) of my files were accessed and "date modified" now says 9/11/2019 at 2:46 pm. They were not accessed or modified by me. Not every file on my computer, but a lot of them under "Documents" have that 9/11 date modified. I also noticed some folder sharing permissions that I did not set. I have removed all sharing permissions for "Account Unknown" on my Documents folder. This computer is used for both business and personal. I left town early on 9/12/2019, so my computer was OFF and disconnected from power from late 9/11 until this morning when I turned it on again. I'm scared and suspicious of this. I don't know what I don't know. PLEASE HELP! Alert me to what I should be checking for to insure nefarious people are not reaching my computer. If this was a virus, clearly my virus scan didn't do it's job (YES, it's up-to-date!).

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Ok I have a problem here. I have lots and lots of favorite files on Internet Explorer. Whenever I want to reference one of those favorite files, I go to my favorites folder in the hard drive and find a specific favorite file throught the date modified tab. I find it easier to find it that way than to find it through the name of the file.

And here comes the problem; I tried to back up my pc, but I aborted the operation because an issue occured. I then went to my favorite folder and somehow all of my "favorites" files now have the same modifeied date. Now I am having a very difficult time finding a "favorites" file that I want to open.

I am wondering if you can undo a modified date to its original date creation? I know, it's an uncommon situation, but it is somehow affecting me!

A:undo date modified on "favorites" files

I'm going to move this out of hardware and into web stuff; think it's a bit more pertinent there and you will probably get better answers.



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So I want to copy files from my PC to Android phone in the "Last Date Modified" sequence.

That is, the file in that folder was modified the first should get copied first.
Then the file that was modified second, should get copied second.

Is there any way to do this? Like with a tool or something?

A:Copy files in the "Last Date Modified" sequence

You could do it with powershell like this.

$items = (Get-ChildItem -Path "Rootfilepath" -Recurse | Sort LastWriteTime)
foreach($item in $items)
Copy-Item $item.FullName -Destination "Directory you want to copy to"

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(Running Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1)
I'm a professional photographer and have recently begun shooting with two cameras simultaneously at events. They use different file names to avoid duplicate names/confusion, i.e. IMG_175000 and XMG_175000. Often times I'll take a photo with one camera and then take a photo immediately after it with the other camera and I'd like both of these images to be organized in the same subfolder and shown sequentially, but by default Windows Explorer lists all the "XMG_######" photos at the end and the IMG_###### photos at the beginning. I can manually sort each individual folder by going to "Sort by - Date" or even better, selecting "Sort by - More... and putting a check mark next to "Date Taken" so that it shows up in the Sort options (which it doesn't automatically) and then sorting by Date Taken, but since I'm dealing with hundreds of subfolders with hundreds of thousands of photo and video files I'd like a way to do this for all the files in these subfolders that isn't manual.

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer automatically arrange every file (both image and movie files) inside the various subfolders inside one root folder by Date or Date Taken instead of automatically always sorting them by name?

Thanks in advance!

A:Making files in subfolders sort by "Date" or "Date Taken" by default?

Hello XMGING, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could set a folder how you like it, then use the method in the tutorial below to apply it to all folders that use the same folder template.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,

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Hello, I've been noticing this over the years. When Daylight Saving Time occurs (whichever one, moving the clock forward 1 hour or moving it backward 1 hour), ALL my files' "Date Modified" detail move forward or backward 1 hour.

For example, I have a document file called asdf.docx and its Date Modified detail is: 9/26/2015 4:00 PM
When Daylight Saving Time comes around to move the clock forward 1 hour, that file's Date Modified is now 9/26/2015 5:00 PM. That's not correct, it should stay at 4:00 PM. What the hell is happening?

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I just installed Windows 7 (Pro 64bit) on my desktop and ran W.E.T. to transfer my files from my Vista installation. The files have maintained their modified date/timestamp, but the folders' modified-date have all been reset to the current date (actually not quite all of them - empty folders have retained their original date - ?!?)

This would be a serious problem for me as I almost always sort folders by modified date to determine which ones are newest and most relevant. Is there a way to make Easy Transfer keep the original date on folders as well as files?

thanks for any help you can offer...

A:"easy transfer" resets folder modified date

Have not heard that one before.

Just guessing,now.
Go to a folder
Right click
Restore previous version

Make sure the original is backed up, just in case
Dont know of a way to make Easy Transfer change behaviour. Be careful with easy transfer, it has been known not to be reliable. Be sure you back up before transfers.
Good Luck

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Every disk and/ or folder when I tick sort by name-ascending the damn thing reverts to date modified-descending if I leave said disk or folder and return. I tried "Enable_Auto_Arrange_in_File_Explorer.bat" and "Reset_Folder_View_Settings_of_All_Folders_to_Default.bat" courtesy of Brink to no avail.

Is there a way to get file explorer back to default sort (by name-ascending) for all disks, folders and sub-folders at once?

It was all fine last week and I've no recollection of playing with any settings. Very frustrating.
Thank You.

A:File explorer sort reverts to "date modified"

Solved by reinstalling. Pity but also got rid of a lot of rubbish.

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I have a folder, that within that folder, items are listed by date modified. Great, that's exactly what I want. But, I have one folder within that folder that I'd like to always be at the TOP of the view. The folders go back to 2013. Is there a way to manually change that one specific folder's modify date to xx-xx-2012 so it will always remain at the top?

I've already run the reg fix to turn off auto-arrange, so, I can manually drag it to the top of the folder, but, randomly every once in a while, it returns to it's "proper" place by date.

Thanks all!


A:manually manipulate "date modified" field?

This tool...
Home | Attribute Changer
...should do what you want.

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Running 7x64 up to date.

I like to sort the contents of some folders by "Date Modified," But, I'd also like certain items within that folder to appear in a different order than by date. Is it possible to manually modify the "Date Modified" information, so that the items I wish to appear in that specific order do so?

Thanks as always everyone!


A:How to manuallly edit "Date Modified" information?

Hello Russell,

I'm not sure that's possible, but if you like, you coud use the tutorial below to disable auto arrange to be able to arrange the files any order and/or position you like.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Hope this helps,

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Just recently, I've noticed an issue where the directory field "Date Modified" does not change after a copy/paste/overwrite using Windows Explorer.

Background Info:
To update images on several websites, I've been simply overwriting the old image files and syncing via DreamWeaver. I believe this method to update and preserve corresponding html links is a fairly standard practice in the industry. So I won't go into much detail here. The issue I'm running into is that my files are, suddenly, no longer syncing correctly after using this method for over 2 yrs. I believe it may be due to the "Date Modified" not updating correctly, but I never really paid attention to it before this issue occurred the other day.

Here's the scenario:

1) New Image files are created using Adobe InDesign and saved to a networked drive. Note: Because these tend to be recurring themes/designs, I create multiple files at once, so they have nearly the exact same Created & Modified dates to start with.

2) I open the image (PNG) with Windows Photo Viewer > File > Make a Copy > browse to my website folder and save over the old image. Note: warning dialogue clearly pops up asking me for the OK to overwrite the old file.

3) At this point, I have successfully overwritten the old image. I can open it to view the new content and (until recently) sync it to my remote folder with no issues. However, the other day I noticed that even though I could open to see the new c... Read more

A:"Date Modified" doesn't change after Overwrite

Any ideas? I'm pissing in the wind over here

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I spent some time searching the forums but did not find any post that answered my question so I am starting a new thread.

Windows Explorer is changing my original file's date when I do a drag-and-drop copy operation. I would like to know how I can tell Win7 to not change the original file date.

A:"Date Modified" changes on original file when copying

What problem is this causing?

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I am a PC user. I am new to Windows Vista this year and was opening some old documents that I had transfered onto my new laptop when I noticed that every time I open a document, the "date modified" automatically updates and changes the file properties. I do not want this to occur. Is there any way I can change this setting? I only want the date modified to change when I actually make a modification to the document. Thank you.

A:How to stop "date modified" from automatically changing

What program do you use to open the documents?
I don't think anything in Vista or word will do this automatically, unless you do indeed modify the doc.
Have you perhaps been using one of the numerous "Tuning" programs?

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So I have 2 folders on my desktop that I like to keep ordered by "date modified". So I go into the folder, sort it by "date modified", do my business, and exit the folder. After awhile, if I go back into said folder, it forgets that I ordered it by "date modified" and auto orders it by name instead. Is there any way I can keep all folders ordered by "date modified" without having them go back to another order after I close said folder?

A:I want folders to stay sorted by "Date Modified".

Check this out. Hope it helps. Fix: Windows forgets Folder View settings

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Hello, I remember the time when moving or copying folders to different locations used to keep their "Date Modified" detail exactly the same as the original, yet now when I move or copy a folder to a different location, the Date Modified is updated to the date and time that I moved/copied it. Why has this happened? What fix can I do to keep that "Date Modified" detail to be the same exact as the original?
"Date Created" is supposed to apply the new date and time, Not "Date Modified".

Help me fix this. Thanks

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XP used to have several choices of date modified times - such as 'Recently',' Last Month' etc.

I only have 'Earlier this year' and 'A long time ago'.

This is not helpful! Is it possible to change these very limited options to give a clearer idea of how old the files are?

A:How to change "Date modified" in folders

Hello guybc,

If you like you could enable the "last access timestamp" to have more updated file and folder details.

Last Access Timestamp - Enable or Disable in Windows

Hope this helps,

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I have an issue when copying files to my USB hard disk from my USB camcorder.
When the two are connected to my XP machine the "Date modified" in Explorer is preserved.
When the two are connected to my Vista machine the "Date Modified" in Explorer is set to the time of the copy.
*OS Vista Home Premium 32bit

I have ticked every "date" in Explorer and none of them are the original one from the Camcorder.
Here are the results of a recent example
XP/Camcorder date 1/12/2011 (dd/mm/ccyy)
Date 4/12/2011
Date Accessed 3/03/2012
Date acquired blank
Date archived blank
date completed blank
Date created 4/12/2011
Date last saved 2/01/2012
Date modified 2/01/2012
Date received blank
Date released blank
Date sent blank
Date taken blank
Date visited blank

Second related issue.
What is doubly annoying is the the file names use 0 to 9 and A to F.
I'm OK with this but again explorer (both XP and Vista) put A to F before 0 to 9 when I sort by file name.
-- snip --
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IS there a way to specify the sort so it goes 0 to 9 and the A to F?

A:"Date modified" in Explorer is not preserved

For the sort order, put a zero in front of the numbers 1-9.

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How would it be possible to (by default) show the "Date Modified" column in the Open Dialogue in Windows? I find myself making the same repetitive mousestrokes to make the column appear.

A:"Date Modified" by default

After you get the "Date Modified" in one folder, click "Tools" (in the same folder) > "Folder Options" > "View" > "Apply to All Folders" > "Yes" > then 'ok' out of the folder options. In the future all folders should open with the Date Modified tab showing.

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Is there a way to change the "Date Modified" when viewing a folder in "Details"?


A:How to change the "Last Modified" date?

Found this link to a couple of useful utilities for doing this: How to Change the Last Modified Date, Creation Date, and Last Accessed Date for Files and Folders

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When copying a folder from one drive to another the Date Modified changes to the current date/time. I want to keep the original date/time, is this possible?

A:"Date Modified" changes when copying...

In a command window, run [xcopy] with the following switches: /s/e/c/a/k/h

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My mp3 folder is set on "details." In the past, if I clicked on "date created" and "date modified," the sort was accurate and there were no issues.

As my collection began to grow, I found that when I click on "date modified," it no longer completes an accurate sort. Sooner thereafter, clicking on "date created" would be accurate only for the first 20 or so songs.

How do I resolve this?

A:Problems With "Date Modified" and MP3's

Hi axb006

If you are using Windows Media Player, it has some behavior that affects this -- that you can change:

"Date Changes When Music Is Played In Windows Media Player"

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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All my files in "My Documents" sub folder have suddenly all changed the Date Modified to July 30, 11:09. It seems that other folders have not been affected. Can anyone tell me why this happened, if I can recover the correct dates and how to prevent it happening again. On July 30 the computer did appear to be running slowly, possible an automatic update. As I was not aware of this happening till 2 days later, I do not know the exact circumstances at 11:09.

A:"Date Modified" changes spontaneously.

Run a full anti-virus scan and then a Malware Bytes Anti Malware scan to make sure you are not infected.

I don't know of any way to restore the dates unless you have a image backup.

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Hi. I'm thinking about repairing Windows 7Home Premium 32bit with the DVD, because of BSOD, but I hesitate.

I first need to know if the backup folder called "Windows.old" will be a COPY (keeps Date Modified but updates Date Created) or a CUT (simply moves all folders to an other, thus doesn't change Date Created). Thanks!
So of course, only those who have ever reinstalled Windows 7 may know the answer. If you don't know but have reinstalled Windows 7 at least once, please spare 30 seconds to check, simply find a file like a picture or music that you had before the reinstall, and see in the bottom bar of explorer if its Date Created is the original or the reinstall date. You can also click Display tab in Explorer, then Sort by > Others > check "Date Created", > OK > Click display again > Sort by > Date Created. Don't mistake with Date Modified, I know the original Date Modified is kept upon copying, but it will update if you modify the file obviously. Please be honest and double check, losing 5.9 years old dates of my past would be heartbreaking, like mixing the pages of my diary!

Date Created is very important to me (and is underrated because it's not the default sorting option unlike Name/Type/Date Modified) because my computer is 5.9 years old, now has thousands of files and folders and it's easy to find them back and organize them with Date Created sorting if I didn't write tags or description in the file name.
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I recently tried to open a document and found that it was filled with symbols looking like a 'y'. I finally determined that I had a large number of similar documents (word, excell, jpegs, publisher files) that were all unreadable.

1. They were scattered in many folders adjacent to readable files.
2. All unreadable files had the modified date of 05/01/2007 3:35 am (any file with another date was readable; any file of any type with this date was not).
3. The word documents of this type were unreadable with 'recovery' software or word's own recovery system.
4. I have had continuously running and updated virus software with daily 'clean' scans.
5. I did a Dell diagnostics on the computer and their extensive hard disk scan - no problems.
6. I do have online back up software but it, unfortunately, backed up the corrupted files since they were "modified."
7. My windows event log doesn't show anything happening at the time of this mass file modification.

I can't find anything really similar searching the net or microsoft's knowledge bases. Does this look familiar to anyone? Any ideas to fix? (other than switching to a mac ;-) ) Thanks!

A:unreadable documents with same modified date

Hi palmbsea !

What are the extension of those files ? In order to see the file extensions you have to open windows explorer (or my computer), go to tools => folder options => view and uncheck "hide extensions for known file types".

Could you provide us with some of the complete file names ? Are they documents you recall having created yourself ?

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My computer was recently infected with malware (I believe Vondo). I was able to successfully remove the malware with SuperAntiSpyware. However, I am now unable to open any of my Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. I either receive an error message that says "file is not in a recognizable format" or a bunch of jibbersh and the program asks me to select the correct text encoding type. Under file details, all of the affected files were "modified" on the same date/time, presumably by the malware.

Has anyone encountered this problem before or have any suggestions on what I should do next? Thanks,

A:Unreadable Documents With Same Modified Date

Though SAS removes a lot of Vundo malware it seldom can remove all. I suggest you post a Hijack This log.Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Good Day All,

Sorry for my bad English

I am trying to do backup using batch file

this is source path "E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\SBO"
this is target path "F:\July 2012"

source path contains files with yesterday, day before yesterday and 2days before yesterday date backup files (each day backup file size nearly 20GB)
But i want to copy only yesterday files to target path compaing date specified

Please help me. I need a batch file code to do this work.

Any help greatly appreciated


A:Batch file command for comparing files using ""date specified

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I managed to screw up my XP Media Edition OS and couldn't access Windows. I Installed XP Professional and after it was up and running found that a file called "My Backup (date and time)" was created. I have been able to restore quite a bit of the files but I can not for the klife of me locate and restore the Outlook 2000 files. Where are they and how can I get them back?

A:[SOLVED] Does "My Backup (date and time)" contain Outlook PST files

What's the file extension (ending) of this "My Backup" file?

If you created it, based off the date and time it gives, you'll know what you created it with and we'd also like to know that so we know what the backup contains.

Are you saying you formatted (wiped) out a drive and you're now looking for files on it that you didn't backup elsewhere?

If that's the case, very dim chance of retrieval.

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Hello there & Happy New Year.

I have encountered this particular inconvenience on the 2nd day of 2012 while i was transfering photos and files into my PC with Win7.

In my Win7 PC, all files/folders created or modified within Dec'2011 and earlier are now all grouped under as "A Long Time Ago". This happens when I changed the folder to be "Group by Date" or "Group by Date Modified" with a combo of "Sort by type". I tried sorting in different ways of view to see if I can get it back to what it should be. Then i realised even folder newly created on 25 Dec 2011 is also grouped as "A Long Time Ago" too. I am not sure if this is an intended feature.

The only helpful part is that i will still see the newer files in chronological order if I sort by date modified on top of group by date modified.

I have been using this setting for folder view even for Win XP. As for Win XP, i will get "Yesterday", "Last Week", "Last Month", "Last Year", "Two Years Ago" and ultimately the whole chunk of much older files under "A Long Time Ago". Such perfect chronological order.

I tried to google for a while and not much of returns to this issue I am having. Perhaps majority of people does not group their files/folders in such way. But for me, I like the way how it was displayed that I know i have edited/created/moved whichever files/folders last year, the previous month or ... Read more

A:Win 7 sort by date issue - 2011 files/folders now "A Long Time Ago"

Same for me! Must be a Windows 7 thing, and hopefully someone at Microsoft is onto a fix.

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Help! I am using a Seagate Central 4TB NAS drive attached to my router via Ethernet. It has been working fine so far for all kinds of file activities. But whenever I modify a file in one of its folders, the creation date for the file also updates and is
changed to the same time as the new modified date.
Maybe relevant details:
I can move/copy folders to the drive and they maintain their created dates.
It happens for both a private user share on the NAS and for the Public share on it.
It happens for at least image files and text files.
I am able to edit files across two computers on the network just fine, the create date stays the same.
This happens from a new Windows 10 machine and Vista machine both.
I notice sometimes the date created seems to stay same until I access the file the next time.
I can't update the NAS firmware because of error.

If it could be a permissions problem, I have been unable to change it from:
Everyone: Special Permissions only
nobody (Unix Group\nobody): Special Permissions only
nogroup (Unix Group\nogroup): Special Permissions only
(Those were there automatically, they are not something I manually put there. I get "Access is denied" whenever try to add permissions or change ownership.)

I have Googled many phrases of this problem far and wide and come up with nothing. I really need to save the original create date because that's how I sort them in programs like Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa. Does anyone know what's goin... Read more

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The title is self-explanatory. So far, I found a software that is able to change this called 'Attribute Changer' but it only changes the date modified in the folder and, when you go into the actual word application > file > info, the date created and modified are not changed. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

A:Changing 'date created' and 'date modified' in Microsoft Word 2013

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hello to everybody

I need batch code to check if date is modified in three files and that date should be compared with current date (%date%).If so,do some job,otherwise quit (exit /b)

I found a bunch of solutions but what troubles me is date format.
On my machine it is dd.mm.yyyy

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: batch to compare file modified date with current date

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, v.3264, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1981 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39989 MB, Free - 5211 MB; D: Total - 36294 MB, Free - 8687 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, G41T-M
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Hi All
Im using the attached vba code and would like to use the "title" format function to show the date of the day in the User Form, is it possible and is there any help on this matter.

Thanks in advance

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I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!

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All --

Please help with this question about file data created VS date modifed in Windows 7.

Suppose a file is created at time1.

How come Windows7 reports "date created" as "time1" and "date modified" as "time2" where "time2" is a time earlier than time1?

See the attached file, "WindowsDateIssue201203061503.png", for an example.


-- Mark Kamoski

A:date-created VS date-modified on Windows 7

Good question, but it does not effect the performance of the computer.
An explanation could be the DLL file could be updated via a recent Windows update and it was last modified date was inherited from the previous file that has been overwritten.

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I need to perform incremental backup of my computer.
But I wish to backup only files modified later than a certain date.
How can that be done?
thank you
Beni Mor

A:backup files by modified date

Quote: Originally Posted by benjaminmor57

I need to perform incremental backup of my computer.
But I wish to backup only files modified later than a certain date.
How can that be done?
thank you
Beni Mor

Benjaminmor57, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

give xcopy a shot as it allows you to copy files based on dates.

this is a screenshot of the xcopy /?


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I recently tried to open a document and found that it was filled with symbols looking like a 'y'. I finally determined that I had a large number of similar documents (word, excell, jpegs, publisher files) that were all unreadable.

1. They were scattered in many folders adjacent to readable files.
2. All unreadable files had the modified date of 05/01/2007 3:35 am (any file with another date was readable; any file of any type with this date was not).
3. The word documents of this type were unreadable with 'recovery' software or word's own recovery system.
4. I have had continuously running and updated virus software with daily 'clean' scans.
5. I did a Dell diagnostics on the computer and their extensive hard disk scan - no problems.
6. I do have online back up software but it, unfortunately, backed up the corrupted files since they were "modified."
7. My windows event log doesn't show anything happening at the time of this mass file modification.
8. File names are normal (for example, Letter to JP.doc). All files were created by me.

I can't find anything really similar searching the net or microsoft's knowledge bases. Does this look familiar to anyone? Any ideas to fix? (other than switching to a mac ;-) ) Thanks!

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Hi Friends,

I am having a list of folders, say 50. Each folders contains thousands of files of different types (say .dat, .xls. .doc). I want to classify these files year wise and keep each in a folder having the particular year as name.This should be done for all these 50 parent folders. Then each folders and sub folders should be compressed.

Please help me,,, preferably not batch commands

A:Compress files modified before a particular date

How would you like this task solved if you don't want it done with a batch file?

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I've hit a showstopper in Windows 7 for which I have so far been unable to find a workaround. I maintain my websites by duplicating all updated files in my local public_html directory tree to a new location, and then using FileZilla to upload only those files to the web server. This has always been simple in WinXP :
- use WinZip to archive everything in the directory tree
- open the archive, sort by date, and remove all older files
- select and extract the remaining files to the new location

Unfortunately the new version of WinZip seems to rely on the new "feature" of Windows 7 that copying a file resets its modified date, so this approach is no longer possible. I don't see any way to force it to keep the original modified date of the file in the archive. Things I've tried so far to resolve my problem are :

- RoboCopy
Does not seem to have any way to filter files to be copied by date.

- RichCopy
Looks like it should work, but the GUI selection of include/exclude filters does not work. Everything is copied, regardless of the selection, nor does that selection persist when you save the profile.

- 7-Zip
Can't find any way to hide the directories and show only the files when browsing the archive. Deleting the older files does not remove the no longer used directories. I can't see how to get the files to extract using their internal relative paths -- the dialog box mentioned in the help file does not come up on this machine.

- WinRAR
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A:Copied files change modified date

Quote: Originally Posted by Sherry0

- RoboCopy
Does not seem to have any way to filter files to be copied by date.

Robocopy's MAXAGE switch? To for instance exclude all files over 2 days old:

robocopy C:\Example\ D:\Example\ /E /MAXAGE:2

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I would like a folder and everything inside it to be sorted by Date Modified in an Ascending order. Can it be done with of without additional programs?

A:How do I mass sort files by Date Modified?


This should be done by simply clicking Date Modified at the top of the folder window. For ascending order the arrow should be pointed down.

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This happens to the Winodws XP Explorer.

Would people out there please explain it to me. And also what I wish to see is the downloaded file creation date which should be identical to the one kept by the hosting web site. Or maybe other ways around

A:Why can Last Modified Date and Creation Date be the same

If I understand what your asking:


Why can Last Modified Date and Creation Date be the same

They would be the same, for example. You draw a picture in paint, save it and dont edit it again. When you save it you create the file, and seeing you dont edit it the modfication date and the creation date will be the same.


And also what I wish to see is the downloaded file creation date which should be identical to the one kept by the hosting web site.

I am not sure if that is possible.

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I noticed that the "date modified" on the recovery file in the Recovery d: drive is the date I last had problems and did a recovery install.  Is this field supposed to update to the date of last recovery?  I am just wondering whether that date modified might indicate that it was modified with virus/malware so that recovering would not result in a clean install.  Thank you!

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I have Windows XP Home with Outloook Express (OE)

For some unknown reason, intermittantly, my previous OE "sent items" change a block of emails to the date of the next month, that is, a block of emails that were 1/Nov/2010, 2/Nov/2010, etc., become 1/Dec/2010,2/Dec/2010, etc., and this causes current sent emails to seemingly dissapear, until you realise they are bundled back behind the date of the incorrect next month that has been incorrectly generated on previous emails.

Has anyone come across this peculiar anomally, found what causes it and how to fix it?

PS I just noticed the same thing is happening in my OE "Drafts" section - I have a block of November drafts that have been "post dated" to next month (Dec)

A:OE "sent items" change "sent" date to next month

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Hi everyone,
I'm using this command line to copy from a folder to a network folder.

Xcopy C:\Dome\*.xls Z:\\Test\
How can I modify it so that it will only copy files that has the Last Modify Date?

A:command line to copy files of Last Modified date.

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I'm reorganizing my hard drives on my Windows 7 Professional system (because I am filling up one of several).  I've copied a directory structure and files to a different drive, using:

robocopy "F:\Documents and Settings\Dan\Personal" "I:\Personal" /MIR /DCOPY:T. 

What I noticed after the copy process is that all the *.exe files have a new "modified" date on the target drive.  It appears the *.js files are likewise adorned with a new "modified" date, too.

Can someone explain what happened and how I might retain the original date/time info on the executable files, please?

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Would anyone please be able to advise me how to use Windows 7 search to find all files on a PC that were created or modified after a selected time and date?

I can do this easily in XP but just cannot get this work in Windows 7.

Auld Bint

A:Search For All Files Created or Modified After A Time & Date ?

If you have explorer.exe open, for eg. Computer. In the search bar at the top right of the window when you click on that A pop down will show and you can add "Date Modified + Size" filter.

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