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Date Modified/Type hierarchy not sorting correctly

Q: Date Modified/Type hierarchy not sorting correctly

Running W7 64 bit and I have a strange problem with sorting.

For example in Downloads I have a bunch of both folders and files. So I sort by type and all the folders are arranged first in the list and then all the other assorted files fall beneath. With that sorted I click on Date Modified and instead of arranging the folders from newest to oldest or vice-versa it sends the folders to the bottom of the page beneath all the other assorted files.

What is that all about?

I've looked and looked but cant find the answer. Its driving me mad!

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A: Date Modified/Type hierarchy not sorting correctly

I don't remember who posted this. Thought I had saved that info but now I can't find it.






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This turns out to be real easy.

Open Windows Explorer.
Navigate to the folder you want to look at.
Click on the 1st column header you want to sort by, like Type.
The files and folders will be sorted by file type.
Now hold the Shift key and click on another column header, like Date.
The files and folders will be sorted by date while maintaining the grouping caused by the Type sort.

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For some reason I have lost my Name, Date Modified, Type options at the top of my folders. I have gone thru every setting and can't seem to get them back. Any ideas???

A:Lost my Name, Date Modified, Type options

Can you post a screen cap for us? I'm not sure what you mean by them being gone.

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Hi everyone

I am new to the forum and really dying on figure this out.
I usually trying to uninstall programs by checking when they were installed in the date modified column in the uninstaller

The column does not display any data no more, and empty column

So I go to uninstaller, there is a list of programs, but nothing under the column date modified

Any suggestion is appreciated thank you thank you thank you!

A:Uninstaller Does Not Display Date Modified and Type

Open Control Panel > Uninstall a program (or Programs and Features)

If need be, select Detail view via the upper right corner:

Right click on one of the column heading bars and select the desired columns from the context menu.

Select More... if desired.
...or maybe I did not understand your issue.

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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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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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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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My files have always sorted themselves by name or type by default, but just recently, they suddenly started being sorted by modified instead, and I have NO idea why.

For example, if I were to send a file to someone on MSN, that small window that appears would have the files sorted by modified instead of name/type, and the same goes for anything else where you would generally click a "Browse" button.

It's REALLY annoying, and I'm not sure why it'd be doing this. Is there a registry entry I can edit or some kind of fix I can apply?
 

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All --

Please help with this question about file date-created VS date-modified 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.

Thanks.

-- Mark Kamoski

A:file date-created VS date-modified where modified < created

If you (/your computer) have not played with system time:

That means that file is a copy of a file created earlier.

To confirm, find an old file and copy it to another folder/disc.
Check the dates.

This situation can also occur with some archives (depending on your settings).

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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.

Thanks.

-- 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 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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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:


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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.


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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 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.....
Thanks
T

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mY OFFICE FILES : DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF, JPEG ARE ARE CORRUPTED SUDDENLY.

WHEN I JUST LOOK AT THEM ALL THE FILES HAVE SAME MODIFIED DATE AND TIME, THAT FILES ARE NOT OPENED AND CORRUPTED

ALL OTHER DATE FILES ARE OPENING WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. I TRIED MORE DATA RECOVERY SOFTWARE, BUT NO RECOVERY POSSIBLE.

MY DATAS ARE VERY IMPORTANT, HOW TO RECOVER THIS, PLS HELP

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Hi there.

How about that case in attached image?

Thanks.

A:Last Modified Date bug?

It appears explorer rounds up while the command shell 'dir' command truncates. I would say it's more of a discrepancy than a bug, but you're right. I'd rather both say the same thing.

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Only those who have slipstreamed answer this please..

After integration of SP1 to a particular edition, did it the change the "date modified" column during the installation process??

A:Date modified

No.

Slipstreaming replaces files, it does not modify them.

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Have a continuous Access 2000 subform that contains a date field (LtrDate). The subform is in an input form. I want the subform to sort its records in descending order by that date field. It doesn't. Some records ARE in the correct decending order, but only by coincidence. The question is why?

I have

entered in the Orderby property of the subform "LtrDate DESC"
sorted the table which is the control source in DESC order by LtrDate and saved
opened the form, clicked the LtrDate field, and clicked the Z-A sort button on the toolbar
Nothing produces the right sort order in the subform.

What's wrong?
 

A:Subform not always sorting correctly

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Is there an easy way to search and/or back up files in different folders based on the date they were modified? I used to be able to do this way back in Win 3.1, I think.

I'm using Vista.

Thanks so much!
Peachy
 

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Hi,
I need help with the following problem: Using MS cabarc.exe, I create an archive containing several files. Some of those files were last modified over a year ago, and others were last modified only a day ago. When I then use cabarc.exe to extract the files, I've noticed that the "Date Last Modified" property of the files created recently has changed by only one or two seconds. The "Date Last Modified" for the older files does not change at all.

For example, the following two files were added to the archive on 01/22/05:
textfile-1.txt => Date Last Modified = 03/05/04 12:15:22 pm
textfile-2.txt => Date Last Modified = 01/10/05 09:20:10 pm

When extracted from the archive, I get the following:
textfile-1.txt => Date Last Modified = 03/05/04 12:15:22 pm
textfile-2.txt => Date Last Modified = 01/10/05 09:20:12 pm

I ran AVG with the latest virus definitions but no viruses were detected. I am posting my Hijackthis log in hopes that someone will notice something that might be running and causing this problem.

-- Thank you -- C0113c70r

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 7:56:57 PM, on 1/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Date Last Modified Problem

I'm not sure what's causing that 2 second gap. The log you posted is clean. Is this a big issue? If so, post this in another section (probably Windows) and see if you can get more help there.

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My wife is using a laptop running windows 7 32 bit.
She is having problems getting all her pictures in order as in date and or month. When she clicks on the arrange folder and clicks on either day or anything nothing happens. She keeps them in an order by the day. Last week it was working just fine.
We have ran all sorts of scans such as Malwarebytes, spy bot, Glary Utility and found nothing.
Anyone know of anything we can try. She is afraid of losing things.

Thank You

A:Date modified property

Lovemonkey try these first mate

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbish these find.

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When I save a file from my email to my documents and show date modified, it never shows up at the bottom of the list.

It did show this in XP (although not all the time).

Why isn't it showing up at the bottom or top?

Is it to do with the date that the file was created on the other persons machine.

Is there a way to tell windows explorer to show the latest added file at the bottom of the date modified list?

Regards,
Lee

A:Date modified does not work

what sort of file is it - could you open and save it, thereby making it modified?

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Hey there guys, I need some help.

As writen above I need somekind of way to delete the WHOLE computers Date modified LOGS(Not the files).

Let's say I come to Search and write Date modified and some day, then the list pops out with the list what files we're opened that day.

I want to find a way to delete the logs.

I found some programs, but they don't change system files which are "Read-only" so unchecking that,wouldn't be an option.

So please, people, help me out?

Early Thanks.

A:Date Modified LOG deleting

I can see I shouldn't expect any help from all of you...A very "active" forum -_-

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Hi,
I need help with the following problem: Using MS cabarc.exe, I create an archive containing several files. Some of those files were last modified over a year ago, and others were last modified only a day ago. When I then use cabarc.exe to extract the files, I've noticed that the "Date Last Modified" property of the files created recently has changed by only one or two seconds. The "Date Last Modified" for the older files does not change at all.

For example, the following two files were added to the archive on 01/22/05:
textfile-1.txt => Date Last Modified = 03/05/04 12:15:22 pm
textfile-2.txt => Date Last Modified = 01/10/05 09:20:10 pm

When extracted from the archive, I get the following:
textfile-1.txt => Date Last Modified = 03/05/04 12:15:22 pm
textfile-2.txt => Date Last Modified = 01/10/05 09:20:12 pm

I ran AVG with the latest virus definitions but no viruses were detected. I posted my Hijackthis log in another section of this forum in hopes that it might shed some light on the situation and someone might be able to help me - but another member says that the log is clean and suggested that I seek help in this section of the forum. The thread in which my Hijackthis log is posted is http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...341#post168341

I know that 1-2 seconds isn't that big a deal for many folks, but it is a really big deal for me because certain software that I have refuses to operate properly when a file's "Date ... Read more

A:Date Last Modified Problem

If anyone is interested, I've posted additional information regarding this problem on another board. I hope nobody minds me giving a link to that thread here, but I thought it would save some time and keep me from having to retype everything. The thread can be found at -

http://computing.net/windowsxp/wwwbo...um/126049.html

Regards,

C0113c70r

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I have a key drive that I use for transferring my Minecraft to other computers so I can play my mods and saves on any accessible computer, but I come across a problem concerning the logic for transferring to and from my computer. On other computers I just need to download, play and reupload which I figured the coding for thanks to this site, but for my home computer I dont always have the key drive plugged in to run a script like that and to make sure I dont save over a newer version/save with an old one I need a way to get and compare the modified dates so that older versions/save get auto saved over with the newer ones.

I get I'll nee the FOR process but the %%~t command is for created date, what is the one for modified?
 

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Is it possible with Access 2010 to have a date field that would change to current date whenever another particular field is modified. For example, we have comment field and we would like to have another date field that would change to the current date when the comment field has a change.
 

A:field modified date

Yes you can do it with simple VBA code, you could also add it to the comment itself, so it appears at the beginning of the comment.
 

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I'm new to Win 7. Have it on a new Toshiba laptop. My desktop has Win XP-SP3. I have no problem sorting the Favorites Bar on Win XP in alpha order. On Win 7, the same bar is sorted in DESCENDING order, and I can find no way to change it. How can I sort the Favorites Bar in ASCENDING order?
 

A:Solved: IE8 Favorites bar not sorting correctly

Never mind; I found out how to sort in ascending order. Still can't understand why it's buried so far below the actual toolbar.
 

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thanks so much for the help with my earlier ? i was making it harder than it really was. next problem...i want to enter a formula to give me the total of all the hours with a specific date and that total be put in a cell. such as adding up all the hrs for the 5/8/2012 date. i want to get a total of all the hrs worked by a employee on one day from all the maintenance requests that he did on that day. for all the days of the month. i never know how many will have the same date as it varies from day to day so im trying to do a summary that will tell me a total per day. i,m using windows xp microsoft works 5.0 anyone got any ideas for me it would be greatly appreciated thanks
 

A:date sorting

can you load an example work sheet - not sure i understand what you are trying to do
 

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Hi guys,

Something weird is happening. Some of my movie files (file type doesn't matter) became corrupted; when I play them in VLC they cause errors, they were just fine before and nothing has changed. I noticed in Explorer that these files have no Date Modified field, it's simply blank; I've never seen anything like that.

I did a chkdsk on the drive and see no errors. What could it be ?

Thanks.

A:Blank Date Modified Field ?

VLC should rebuild the Index, but that is a temporary fix. Depending on what format they are, there is "DIVFIX" and "Meteor MKV repair" you can try to run the faulty content through which of those is appropriate, you'll have to google it, cant remember the links.

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Hi! First off, I kinda suck with computers, so I'm sorry if I make this more difficult than it should be. Also, this is kind of a silly question.
When I used to download images, my computer would automatically add a 'date modified' thingy to it, so that I could sort through them easily by setting the folder to be arranged by the date I saved it. But it suddenly stopped adding the date modified- or any other properties- to anything I right-click-save, so that I have to search through my (admittedly large) folder and manually add the date. Is there any way I could set it back to automatically doing this? Thanks!

A:Won't automatically add 'Date modified' to downloads

Welcome to Seven Forums narwhalsmash. Try this.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Open a folder with the images> Right click a blank area and chose Sort by> Scroll down to More at the bottom> Scroll down to Date modified and put a check mark next to it> Now click on the Date modified text itself and on the right side, Move up should now be clickable> Click on Move up



This will move Date modified to the top of the list. See if your old behavior is now back.

A Guy

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Does anyone know, or know where to find the rules governing the last modified date on files when using windows explorer to move files around.
It appears to me that sometimes it changes it and sometimes not.
 

A:Windows Explorer last modified date

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I want to arrange by Date Modified and Name in xp windows. How is it possible?

Usually if I click "Name" it sorts by Name" and if I click "Date Modified" it sorts by date modified. It doesn't do by both.

A:how to arrange icons by Date Modified and Name in xp

I don't think you can. Windows Explorer doesn't provide advanced sorting options.

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Whenever I open a folder and want to "sort by date (modified)", Windows 7 sorts by descending order. I have to click again to get ascending order (in XP this was not a problem). Is there a registry hack or some other way of getting Windows 7 to sort by (modified) date in ascending order when you click on "sort by date"? Various searches have only come up with bogus or obvious answers (e.g., click again to change order, "group by" (which doesn't maintain setting when reset to "sort by date"), etc.). Thanks for any "real" help.

A:sort by date (modified) ascending

Go to Utube and request c9CUEUarYQg

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"date modified" field does not update when files are replaced in a zip folder while running Windows 7 64-bit.

Data files are stored in zip files and utilized daily. At the days end the files are replaced with the most current revision. The updated file displays the correct "date modified", however when the filed is transfered into the zip file, the "date modified" displayed within the zip file does not update.

I don't have this problem with Windows XP or 2000. Is there some hidden setting that is needed for Windows 7 to recognize file modification dates just as every version prior?

It becomes frustrating that Microsoft continues to add nice new fancy operating features, but yet continuously fails to ensure the basic functions are maintained.

A:Windows 7 zip file date modified

You must be seeing things because it updates the modified time just fine.

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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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Hello
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


Hello
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 /?

Rich

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Hey, I don't really know how to describe this problem too well, but the gist of it is that on windows such as where I'm selecting a file to open, or where to save something I'm downloading, etc., XP sorts the files by their date modified, rather than by name. I don't believe I did anything to activate this, it kinda just came up out of nowhere. But it's getting really annoying. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks! :)

Here's a sample of what's going on:

A:Things being sorted by date modified...

Hi there LexiconDevil, welcome to TSF...

Please try the attached registry tweak as it should resolve the problem. All you need to do is unzip it then double click it to merge with your registry. You should notice the difference straight away but if not, try rebooting.

Post back if that helps or not please :)

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When copying a folder or files from one location to another location or to a different media, is it possible that the copied folder/files retain its original date modified rather than showing the date when it was copied.  Having the original
date on the file and folder help when doing audit tracking. 

A:Keeping the Date Modified the same when doing a copy

There is an option in robocopy to copy those attributes.  Run help on robocopy (robocopy /?) and look for /COPY and /COPYALL options.Rich Prescott | Infrastructure Architect, Windows Engineer and PowerShell blogger | MCITP, MCTS, MCP


Engineering Efficiency
@Rich_Prescott
Windows System Administration tool
AD User Creation tool

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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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I know you can go into Tools > Choose Details, but those settings never stick. Help!
 

A:Cannot modify folders by Date Modified

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This question pertains specifically to a video that is being downloaded.

What is being done to the video in order for the file modified date to change?

From other forums ive gathered that it might be Windows Media player modifying some meta data automatically.  

Does this modification happen to files that have previously been played in Windows Media Player?

Or can you have video files anywhere on your computer and WMP will modify the video file at least once after the original download occured(Even if you haven't
viewed this video yet)?

I am trying to see if this information can tell me if someone has viewed the videos that have been downloaded or not. 

I have 4 videos downloaded from within 15 minutes of each other. Each of the 4 videos have the modification time the same or 1 second difference.  So
it does seem to be something WMP is automatically modifying something.  So if anyone could shed some light onto the process that would be great.

The format for all the videos that have a modified date after a created date are, .wmv , .mpg , .mp4 , .vk.flv , .flv .

Any Information or feedback would be greatly appreciated

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Is it possible to search for items modified on a certain date and the time during said date, e.g 24/01/2011 3.57PM? What would the entry need be?
Thanks!

A:Can one search for date and time modified?

See if the following helps: Advanced tips for searching in Windows

For your example, the syntax will be: System.DateModified:=24/01/2011 15:57

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I've tried resetting individual folders and all folders within Explorer (XP Sp1) and
open file dialogs to show File name, Date Modified, File size, and File type. It always
seems to change back to photo type for picture folders and music type for music folders.
I wouldn't mind, but I always have to change to detail mode, right click the headings and
add Date Modified, when I want to sort my files with the newest first or last. Is there a
way to edit file type profiles using the registry or third party program or other tweak?
This is getting really annoying. I've tried the tip of making all folders like one that has
the attributes I want, over and over, and it keeps reverting to photo type, music type etc.
Any help is appreciated, (especially if I haven't already tried it over and over). TIA PAJ692
 

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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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The code below gives me the Date and Time the file
was created. If another file with a newer date
gets copied over it, the date created stays the
same and only the date modified changes.

I need to get the Date & Time Modified. Does anyone
know how?

Thank you.
Sub ShowFileInfo(filespec)
Dim fs, f, s
Error_Flag = 0
On Error GoTo No_File
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fs.GetFile(filespec)
s = "Created: " & f.datecreated 'modified ' created
FilDate = f.datecreated
'FilDate = f.datemodified
'MsgBox s, vbSystemModal
GoTo Done
No_File:
On Error GoTo 0
Error_Flag = 1
Done:
End Sub
 

A:VB Text File Date Modified?

Something like this

s = "Created: " & f.datecreated
or
s = "Created: " & f.datelastmodified
 

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Hi,

I would like to create some kind of batching script that replaces the date modified of many folders with their date created, any advice on what I should use to do this? I'm thinking JScript might do it, but I've not used that before, and not sure how to go about setting up to use it, or if it really is suitable.

The reason for this request, we have a media server shared on a local network, specifically an "incoming" folder that needs to be write enabled. When some users browse to folders inside incoming they create a thumbs.db file, which touches the containing folder's modified date. We could (and have) gotten those users to turn off that setting, but it only takes one person to mess it up, and has become a recurring problem over the years. Unfortunately, some other devices on the network (eg iPads) can not sort folders by date created, only date modified, so I would like to reset the folder dates automatically.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

edit, after a bit more googling, it looks like powershell is the right tool for something like this, yes?

A:Changing date modified via scripting

Maybe something like this: How To Change Created or Modified Timestamps for Files and Folders

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I am using a program that OCR's a page and then creates a folder for it inside an output folder...
Goes like this:
Input folder -> OCR program -> Output folder -> [Folder just for that document]

I keep the output folder open so that i can see the new folders being created for the OCR records, which i can then drag additional files to that records folder.
Since im dealing with thousands of folders im depending on vista to sort by date modified so that the newest one shows up on top.... But im running into a problem

I've done about 700 records now (700 folders have been created) and for some reason the date modified stopped working. Now the new folder is showing up at the end instead of the beginning. If i hit F5 to refresh the window it move to the top where it should be.... but im going through thousands of records and hitting F5 for every record consumes time and makes room for error.

Why did vista stop sorting by date modified? I didnt change anything, all of the sudden it just stopped being consistent. I can restart the computer and sometimes it will start working properly again for about 30 records, but its not guaranteee.

Please help me fix this, THANKS!

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