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Format(Date, "Medium Date")

Q: Format(Date, "Medium Date")

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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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Preferred Solution: Format(Date, "Medium Date")

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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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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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Is there a way to change the date format from:


without changing the language or region format?

i.e. I would like to know if it's possible to have the English US "metro" date format with English CA...

Note: this also affects other things like the lock screen and English UK but not English AU...

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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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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 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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Greetings, and thanks in advance for your help..

Awhile back I formatted my Windows 10 PCs to show ddd dd-mmm-yyyy on my taskbar clock. This worked happily on my desktop and laptop for months, maybe even a year +

Now (probably starting in the past couple days, if not today), on one of those two PC's, this format will no longer display. It is Okay on the other PC.
What has changed that the taskbar clock space used to expand to fit the "short date" format, but now it will no longer expand - and instead just refuses to display the date at all. (NOTE: I've verified the issue by testing shorter formats -- short formats, like "ddd" show up correctly. Only if you request a longer format will the date not display - evidently because it is too long for the clock area. )

Additional Notes that may help:

* "Working" pc is running build 10586 PC with too small a clock space that won't expand -- Build 14393

*Other differences: Notification/Action center Icon is left of clock on the working PC - Right of clock on the non-working
Right- Clicking on task bar gives "properties" option on working PC -- But "Settings" option on the non-working

( I don't want to prejudice responses - but clearly the implication to me is that some recent OS update is most likely the culprit.)

Thank You

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Hi! Does anyone know what is the format of the date in the field "(battery) Manufacture Date" informed by Lenovo Vantage (Hardware Configuration > Energy)? It seems not to follow Windows setting. In my case, it is set to Brazilian Portuguese DD/MM/YYYY, but there is not a leading "0" in the returned value (see attached image). Does it really disregard the Windows setting and presents it in a fixed format (maybe American English)? When was my battery manufactured (Oct. 07 or July 10)?Thanks in advance.  

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Hi all,

I'm new to Windows 7 (Home Premium 32-bit) and I just can't figure out what's going on here! Basically I want my short date format to be dd/mm/yyyy (UK format) e.g. 05/11/2010, but when I key a date into Excel 2002 it is appearing as 05 11 2010. In Control
Panel I have the short date format set to ddd dd/MM/yyyy and the example is shown as Fri 05/11/2010, but in Excel all the date formats are shown with space separators, e.g. 14 03 2001! I don't think it's an Excel problem though as in Windows Task Scheduler
the dates are shown with spaces there e.g. '19:25 on Mon 01 11 2010'. The date by the clock though is shown correctly with slash separators!

I know in Windows XP you can select the date separator from a drop-down list, but this option seems to be absent in Windows 7. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International in the registry, sDate was set to a space, but changing that to a slash (and rebooting)
didn't fix the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas please what's wrong and how to fix it?


A:Date format using space as date separator rather than forward slash!

Hi Steven,
Thanks for the post!
When you set the Short date to ddd dd/MM/yyyy, the date by the clock is shown with slash, however, the date in Task Scheduler doesn’t show the slash. This behavior
is by design. When you double click the time and the trigger tab (for example) in task scheduler, the details are shown with slash.
When you change the Short date to dd/MM/yy, the date in the Task Scheduler and the clock become the same.
For the Excel date problems, I recommend you ask this question in
Office Forum.
The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and
other communities who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. 

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
Best Regards,
Miya Yao
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Hi all,

I'm new to Windows 7 (Home Premium 32-bit) and I just can't figure out what's going on here! Basically I want my short date format to be dd/mm/yyyy (UK format) e.g. 05/11/2010, but when I key a date into Excel 2002 it is appearing as 05 11 2010. In Control Panel I have the short date format set to ddd dd/MM/yyyy and the example is shown as Fri 05/11/2010, but in Excel all the date formats are shown with space separators, e.g. 14 03 2001! I don't think it's an Excel problem though as in Windows Task Scheduler the dates are shown with spaces there e.g. '19:25 on Mon 01 11 2010'. The date by the clock though is shown correctly with slash separators!

I know in Windows XP you can select the date separator from a drop-down list, but this option seems to be absent in Windows 7. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International in the registry, sDate was set to a space, but changing that to a slash (and rebooting) didn't fix the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas please what's wrong and how to fix it?


A:Date format using space as date separator rather than forward slash!


The option you're after is controlled from within Excel. If you right-click the cell(s) in question you can select 'format cells' and under 'Date' you can select the desired format.


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I want to format the date of Share Point list, I don't want to create Calculate formula column to format the date because. We cant change the existing date in Calculate formula date.
For Example
Existed date : 12/8/2018. here 
Calculate date : 12 Aug 2018
We cant edit the calculate date, but we can edit the Existed date.
While displaying the Calculate date it is disabling the Calculate date.
I want to change the date of Existed date and format into calculate  date.
"Here I have two question
1. Can we format the Existed date.
2. I know it is not possible to edit the Calculate date. But just asking any possibility is their to edit it."

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I live in the United Kingdon and use dates in the short date format dd/mm/yyyy. I have an application that works perfectly with Windows XP and Windows Vista when you change the date format on a machine in the "Regional and Language Options" of the "Control Panel" the dates display properly in the application.The application was developed with Delphi 2009, I believe, in case this makes any difference.When run under Windows 7 all the date fields show up in US format (mm/dd/yyyy) even though all the regional settings, etc. have been set correctly on the machine. Furthermore, running the application in either the Windows XP or Windows Vista emulations does not cure the problem.Is there a known issue about this in Windows 7 or/and does anyone have any ideas?Thank you

A:Date Format Question (reverts to US date format)

Thank you for your update.
Considering the issue is related to application developing, it is still recommended that you contact Delphi support or our MSDN forum for further investigation. This should be more efficient.
Thanks again. Nicholas Li - MSFT

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what software is this show done with and is there some thing out there that can be bought by the general public? I love the little animations that flash over the faces and screen

I do lots of kids videos and i edit with vegas 7

is adobe aftereffects the software that can do this?

any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Looking for cool video software kinda like the one used on the "blind date show"

After Effects could do it, though it would be easier in Cinema4D or Maya. It would, in any case, take a long time (at least a week).

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Hello - strange problem one of our users is having - when she picks up a draft email (she has previously prepared) then sends it, the email is recieved with the draft date, instead of the sending date. This means that the recipient cant see the new message (they will find it in listed as being recieved on the "draft" date). I have been unable to duplicate this error! Has anyone heard of this happening?
(Outlook 2007/Exchange 2007)
Any help very welcome!

Jon Morris
C&IT Services
Edinburgh Napier University

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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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In Microsoft Excel 2003, I have a column that has dates listed in this format: '01.01.2008', rather than, say, '01/01/2008'. This format is a requirement.

In the column that contains these dates, I have set each cell to have a date format to them as well as a custom setting that replaced the "/" with a ".". The problem, however, is that it can now no longer sort the dates correctly.

Is anyone able to tell me how I can modify or correct this so that I can have the dates listed in the '01.01.2008' format and still sort them as I normally would?

Thank you in advance!

A:Solved: Sorting Date Range In Microsoft Excel With "." Seperator

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When is the production release date of "Preview of  monthly quality rollup"?
Is it next second Tuesday of regular Microsoft update?(I'm in Japan.So exactly Wednesday.)
To be concrete, I want to know the exact Production release date of "2017-06 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4022168)".

best regards.

sibaken since 2012/6/10

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We implemented ATA beginning on 3/15/2016 with two Gateways and one Central Server.  We've discovered that a few servers that are doing LDAP simple bind, which we've resolved by enabling LDAPS.  We have a server that's waiting on the Vendor to
provide a patch, so this single server continues to alert periodically. 
In the ATA error alert, "services exposing account credentials", the "export" function appears to have stopped updating the export.   The web-view shows current events (4/1/16), but the "export to excel" stops at 3/23/2016
in repeated attempts. The similar error (& cause), "sensitive account credentials exposed", is working correctly in its exports.  The system reports "Hooray, system is health!"  Servers have been rebooted, Webpages refreshed,
services restarted, etc...  
Any ideas?

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I'm setting up a spreadsheet for work to help track some work. I have a drop down menu with "Yes" and "No" options set up in cell E2 and I am trying to return todays date in cell F2 if E2 equals "Yes". I have tried a few different things but I can't seem to get it to return the date. This would allow me to confirm when a job has been completed (E2= "Yes") and then return the days date automatically in the cell next to it (F2). Any help with this would be greatly sppreciated

A:Solved: Excel 2007 - If "Yes" return todays date

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I was given an HP laptop with vista and it is very slow to start up. I was uninstalling some programs and I sort by date so I can see the crap that was recently installed... the "installed on" date was there and now its not. It shows name and size but date is gone now. Anyone know why it went away and how to get it back? It may seem stupid but I like to know the date so I don't accidently uninstall anything that was installed by HP and may be essential.

Also any advice or programs on how to start up faster... I have run virus scan with avast, ran spybot, deleted startup entries, cleanup, defrag. Anything else I can do?


A:Uninstall a program doesn't show "installed on" date

hello negan1234,

Most of the programs installed by HP are not essential, and usually just hog system resources... If you want help deciding what to install and what not to, you can ask and we will gladly help.

As for the date... I just looked at my Programs and Features snap in and it doesn't show the install date for all of the programs. Some are blank.

Are all of yours blank?

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I m getting pissed off at this damn game ... gives me nothin but problems .... i get this error msg:

An intallation support file 'C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\{017e65b1-7484-461a-b16f-7c931166083b]\Setup.inx' Could not be installed.

Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).

What should i do about this??

:eek: HELP ME PLEASE?? :confused:


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Hi I use Vista64 SP1 on my HP HDX Dragon laptop

Recently I had a problem with Nvidia drivers and I used CCleaner to remove some leftovers from the registry - Maybe that is that is cause of the following problem:

In "Programs and Features" several programs in the list report a wrong size (for example 63GB instead than 1GB) and a wrong installatio date (one is supposed to have been installed in 2042) -

I also have some icon problem, some icons are mismatched in that list (but that may not be related because it happened in the past and I fixed it by using a small program called rebuildIcons.exe.

What can Ii do to fix all that?


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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've tried to send a delayed email using the "Do Not Deliver Before" function. Hoping the email would be date/time stamped when I wanted the recipient to receive the email. For example, sent the email on a Tuesday and scheduled the email to be delivered the next day (Wednesday) at 10am. The function did delay sending the email, but the date/time stamp was when I originally hit sent on Tuesday. What is the purpose of this feature if the date/time stamp will not indicate the date/time I wanted the recipient to receive the email?

When using this function, is there a way for the exchange to track the date/time stamp of the email when it actually leaves the Outbox instead of when you click send? I understand the exchange keeps track of the date/time stamp of when an email is sent, but why couldn't the exchange keep track of when the email leaves the outbox when using this function? Is there any exchange setup that will make this function work the way it is supposed to? Thank you

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Hey 7-Forums!

I have my music library, a 20GB folder on my hard-drive, containing a few thousand mp3s.
I use iTunes to play them, and I've always sorted them (inside iTunes) using the "Date Modified" property.

As a result of this sorting order, say,
if I found out an old song had the wrong name, or simply missing a capital letter and
corrected this, the song would move up to the top of my iTunes library because it is now the "newest".

This bothered me, so I decided to change the "Date Modified" of all my mp3s back to the original date:
the same as the "Date Created" of the file, using ATTRIBUTE CHANGER 7.
Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to what I was doing with the Attribute Changer and instead of changing the "Date Modified", I accidentally reset the "Date Created" of all the files to now.

This means that all timestamps were reset and my organized library is now f*cked.


Does anyone know how to undo timestamp changes??

A:Restoring "Date Created" timestamp after accidentally changing it.

Hi and welcome to the seven forum. Have you tried a system restore to a date before you made the changes

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I have Windows XP and am using Office 2007. A week ago my Outlook calendar started showing the wrong date. Today is showing as 11/13/09 and it's 11/19/09. My inbox is grouping my email in "Next week" (It should list it as "today"). All todays outgoing email is dated 11/13/09 on the receiver's end (so my clients don't think they've received it because their email program is filing it under 11/13/09. All incoming email has the right date on it. My sent file has the wrong date. This is bizarre! Please somebody help me.....

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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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I've found a strange situation where the directory field "Date Created" does not change after a copy/paste using Windows Explorer.

Here's the scenario:

1) Image files are written to a folder on the hard drive from an SD card.

2) "Date Modified" shows the time/date the photo was taken, as written by the camera. "Date Created" is the time/date the photos were copied from the SD card to the folder on the hard drive.

3) A file is opened from this folder into a photo editor and modified.

4) The modified image is written to a DIFFERENT folder.

5) On the new/modified image, "Date Modified" is still the original time/date the photo was taken. "Date Created" is now the time/date the new image file was written by the photo editor.

6) I now have two different image files in two different folders. One (A) is the original, the other (B) is a modified copy.

7) "Date Modified" on "A" and "B" are the same. "Date Created" on "A" and "B" is different.

8) The modified image is copied to the image in the original folder using Copy/Paste operation Windows Explorer. The "overwrite" warning clearly shows the file has changed in size. A "Yes" indication is given. The file copies.

9) The file in the original folder now shows the new size.

10) After I have performed the copy operation, I find the the "Date Created" field HAS NOT CHANGED (it stil... Read more

A:"Date Created" doesn't change after Copy/Paste

I don't have this problem. The "date created" changes to the current date and time with both Copy/Paste and Copy to folder. Did you check this in Properties > Details.

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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and recently, my browser is no longer showing the websites I've visited by date. It will only show Computer and the local files I've accessed. I've attached an image for you to better understand.

Anyone had this problem and was able to fix it? Thanks.

A:IE9 - History tab no longer showing websites by "View by Date"

Hi Vendetta

My name is Mohammed from DELL media outreach team

In response to you recent query, by any chance did you delete browsing history recently or reset IE or else please check whether you have made a check mark on the delete browsing history option. You can check that by going in to IE then select Tools->Internet option->in general tab window make sure delete browsing history radio button is unchecked, if not uncheck the option close the browser then try checking the history after visiting any website .Check whether this helps

Thanks & Regards
DELL social Media responder

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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 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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I have been using Windows Media Player as my main music player for a long time, but I have been having a lot of problems since I updated from Windows Vista to Windows 8.

When I listen to music, the "date last played" data seems to get updated with the current date. However, when I restart WMP12, most of the songs I just listened to look like they never have been played. The "date last played" information is gone. Sometimes, ratings I have given songs seem to disappear also.

I really like WMP (v.11 more than v.12), but I need to be able to see what I have listened to. I would hate to have to change music player just because of this.

I have tried almost everything:
1. Rebuilding the library through the "restore media library" option in WMP12
2. Rebuilding the library through the Windows Media Player troubleshooter in the Control Panel (when I'm done with this, it still says that the library is corrupted)
3. Deleting all the library files in AppData>Local>Microsoft>Media Player
4. Doing a clean boot
5. Disabling Media Player from Control panel and reinstalling it
6. Running a full computer virus/malware scan
7. Deleting the library files and reinstalling WMP at the same time.

Windows Media Player 12.0.9200.16420
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

A:Windows Media Player 12 doesn't update "Date last played" data

Do you by any chance regularly run the utility CCleaner to clean up temporary files? If so, go to the Applications tab in the main window, and uncheck the box in front of Windows Media Player. I'll guess that a Media Player log keeps track of what media has been played. Unchecking the option box will keep CCleaner from cleaning that particular log.

If you use any other cleanup utility, perform the same inspection of its settings. Some antimalware & system utility "suites" incorporate such a cleaner: look for settings and options relating to Windows logs, expecially WMP logs.

If, on the other hand, WMP is corrupting its database or log files all by itself, see what happens if you visit the Privacy tab in Windows Media Player 12 Options tabs, and make sure that the boxes in the History section are checked for Music, Video, Pictures, & Playlists. You can try selecting the Clear History & Clear Cache option buttons, you to see if afterwards WMP does a better job if keeping track of the last-played data.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

[By the way, I think CCleaner is the best of its sort of program, but it does have to be used carefully. It has extensive "UnDo" features built-in.]

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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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I Have been Experiencing some problems with Team Fortress 2, a Source game by VALVe. Every time I open the game, It takes very long to load. I make my own server/Join a server, it takes about 15 minutes to load the map then reaches the screen with the Stage Rotation Schedule. Near the top of the screen, it says: "Node Graph out of date. Rebuilding..." This usually makes my computer go unresponsive. I have, however, Played about 20 seconds of a game. My computer crashed and restarted after that, though.
If you can help me on this, please reply on the thread.

Much appreciated,

A:Team Fortress 2 - "Node Graph out of date"

You running 64bit?
If so, try this...

In steam, right click on TF2, properties, launch options and at the very end, type -32bit

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Hi ! This refers to the subject of "Automatic email from excel based on date", and relevant thread http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/927675-solved-automatic-email-excel-based.html

This was fantastic. Only one issue remaining.
This is generating multiple emails and even the items not due are generating blank mails.
I would like to generate only one mail with different items different expiration dates.
After that group the identical addressees and compose one message with all the relevant data.
Awaiting kind help.

A:Need Help reg "Automatic email from excel based on date "

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Hi there,
I just purchased a new laptop and installed a few apps important to me -and they worked fine. After a few hours I noticed that my clock was off, so I changed the settings to match my location in Melbourne (GMT +10). One particular program, Spacegass now wont start saying invalid computer date -and just terminates. I tried uninstalling then reinstalling to find that it gives me another 'date' error at startup. Please can someone help -I really need to get this app running. Thanks
Core 2 Duo
Vista Home Premium
Havent got SP1 yet

A:"Expiry date check failed" cant install

Hi. . .

The actual error reads "Expiry date check date failed, error 8004102ch".

I checked out the web site and saw the conditions under which it is obtained. Where did you get your installation file from and what version is it?


Regards. . .



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Every morning upon bootup and then several times a day I get a notification popup in the lower right of my screen from yahoo that tells me "YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNT SETTINGS ARE OUT OF DATE".
Clicking on this splash sends me to another popup that I don't want that gives me an option to "fix" my account. When I click on the"fix" box, I get a popup that tells me I need to update my password. I've changed my password several times, but that doesn't stop this aggravating popup telling me that my Yahoo account settings are out of date. This morning, I just entered the last password that I had set up for yahoo and was sent to a Yahoo email page that I did not want and do not use. I "X"d out of that page and invoked my regular Yahoo mail account that I am familiar with.

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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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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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Hi, all,

I am posting this for my daughter, who is having problems with launching one of her new games. Here is her description of the problem:

I ordered and received Dragon Age II from an international company(at the time, I selected US Shippers from Amazon, so I'm not sure how this company came up). When I received the disk and box and everything, I found that I'd been given a UK version, which only had a 4 section installation code; my computer and the disk called for a 5 section code. I emailed the seller, managed to get a good installation code, and successfully installed the game. Then, when I attempted to launch the game, I received a prompt from SecuROM, asking to perform a release date check. This is where I am now stuck; each time I attempt to run the release date check, it either doesn't make any progress, or only gets to about 40%, and then I receive a popup saying that there has been an error checking the release date. There is no error message, no code(like a webpage will display error 404 or whatever), and the seller has been no help whatsoever. I have combed the SecuROM site, and have emailed them(haven't heard back yet), but have found nothing pertaining to my problem. A Google search showed that a lot of other people had problems with SecuROM and EA games before; this game was released in 2011, and I only recently got it because I got into the DA franchise last year when Inquisition was released and loved it and wanted to p... Read more

A:Problem with Dragon Age II "check release date"

I don't know much about Games but did she try what's in post no. 2 in the following thread?


BTW I wouldn't recommend changing the date on the computer which is suggested further down.

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Good day,

I was looking for someone to help me in this:

Please see the attached excel file, which automates Groupwise mails for due date reminder. However, it generates individual mails for each due items, whereas, I want one single mail with all due dates. How do I achieve it?

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I noticed that Revo Uninstaller that I just installed recently (Version has "Invalid Date Time" in the "Installation Date" column for all programs. Tried to Google it - nothing.

I attached the screen shot.

Not a show stopper but still curious.


A:Revo Uninstaller - "Invalid Date Time"

That's an old version. I have Revo Uninstaller Pro and its Version 3.1.5.

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hey this computer got slow last year somehow when I made a new computer account then deleted it. I started googling stuff to find out why its slow, and I downloaded "process explorer" and found out that "interrupts hardware interrupts and DPCs" use alot of cpu. So I found out its got to do with driver problems, so I used "driverfinder" and "driverfetch" and it had out-of-date drivers. I tried to google them and download but cant find anything. I downloaded "ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics", and I went to the "broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Eternet" website an downloaded it but it didnt update it. I went to the driver in driver manager too and tried to update but didnt work. These are drivers I cant find: standad ahci 1.0 serial ata controller, ATI I/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller, and USB Mass storage device.

here are my computer information if it somehow is needed:
windows 7 hom premium 64bit

A:help drivers out-of-date high "interrupts" cpu (where to find)

now its changed: windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

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