1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Windows 10

    Anybody have a suggestion to fix File Date formatting in file explorer


    Running Windows 10 fully updated. My File Explorer windows show several columns in the Details View: the Filename, Date Modified, Date Created, etc. The Date is formatted like this: Day Month Date Time with the Day and Month truncated to 3 letters and the Date and Time as dd (two numbers) & hh:mm. So like this, for example: Mon Oct 23 12:28.
    My problem is that there is no year and my files go back years -- a year here would be useful to me. (The taskbar clock year I don't find useful.)

    My guess (and I could be wrong) is that the "no year" format that Windows Explorer is using is because of the way I've customized my taskbar clock, which I really like. I have 12 hour time with an 'A' or 'P' on the top line and Day Month dd on the bottom line. (The W10 taskbar clock shows two lines on my machine. No other software for this, just W10. The parameters are customized in Control Panel > Clock, Language, Region.) Note that my settings have no year.

    So is there a way that would allow my clock to stay the same but the file date formats to be different? I'd prefer my "Date Modified" or "Date Created" columns to show the year.

    I know, it's a tough question, but if someone has any ideas, e.g. registry modifications, I'd like to try them. Thank You!

    Bozo
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  2.    3 Days Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    My Workaround to fix this


    No one, not even Vishal Gupta, could help me with this. I finally had to use a workaround, it just ain't in Win10 settings or approachable (that I could find) with a hack.

    I ended up using T-Clock (download from White-Tiger's github page) and resetting the W10 date format.

    T-Clock so far has not caused any problems in my Windows 10. I'm using the "static version" & I copied the files to a folder in Program Files, put a shortcut in "Startup".
    The formatting of the taskbar clock is very customizable with T-Clock.

    I changed my Win10 settings (there are a lot of options here, too):
    "ddd MMM d" to "MMM d yyyy" for filedate purposes - now shows, for example, "Nov 17, 2017" in 'date modified,' etc.
    (change this in Control Panel>Clock, Language>Region>Change date time format>"Additional" button>Date tab)

    My notification area clock now has my choice of format of time & date. And I was also able to make the taskbar less tall by putting date & time on one line in T-Clock then changing the Win10 settings (Settings>Personalization>Taskbar>Use small taskbar buttons). The icons are pretty small but I really like it.

    If you want no year in your taskbar clock but the full file date in "Date Created" and "Date Modified" this method can work for you.
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  3.    3 Days Ago #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Try this

    Winaero Tweaker
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  4.    3 Days Ago #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Pro,

    My file explorer is set up by default (from Microsoft) to show the date on my files as day/month/4 digit year lay out, i.e. 11/17/2017.
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  5.    3 Days Ago #5
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    My file explorer is set up by default (from Microsoft) to show the date on my files as day/month/4 digit year lay out, i.e. 11/17/2017.
    I think The OP is referring to the time in the systray
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  6.    3 Days Ago #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,509
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Win10Bozo View Post
    My File Explorer windows show several columns in the Details View: the Filename, Date Modified, Date Created, etc. The Date is formatted like this: Day Month Date Time with the Day and Month truncated to 3 letters and the Date and Time as dd (two numbers) & hh:mm. ...
    ...My guess (and I could be wrong) is that the "no year" format that Windows Explorer is using is because of the way I've customized my taskbar clock...
    What did you use to customise the taskbar clock? Your problem in Explorer appears to be self-inflicted. It appears that a third-party tweaker you used may have changed the date format in more places than you intended/wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Win10Bozo View Post
    ...it just ain't in Win10 settings or approachable (that I could find) with a hack....
    No, because it shouldn't be modifiable in Settings in the first place. Unintended consequences like this are why I avoid third-party 'tweakers' like the plague....
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  7.    3 Days Ago #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 758
    Windows 7

    The date formatting settings in the regional and language section are used throughout Windows wherever the date is displayed, including the clock in the notification area. Although not required it is recommended practice for third party applications to do the same. This promotes consistency. I don't believe any version of Windows has ever provided a separate configuration for the notification area clock and I think this is proper.
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