Windows 10: UTC datestamp on my drives...

Discus and support UTC datestamp on my drives... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Its been always an issue since Windows 8 that Windows gets confused with what is that and where does that one goes.. Here is my question: If File... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by dosequzla, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. dosequzla Win User

    UTC datestamp on my drives...


    Its been always an issue since Windows 8 that Windows gets confused with what is that and where does that one goes.. Here is my question: If File History built in is creating this file date stamp and it does create an issue for the ongoing use of the data on my drives simply because I choose to use another backup software and I am using external drives all the time to help with the system drives overload. Why isn't there a way to disable File History if you have Macrium Reflect for instance.

    Backing up Windows is always been a difficult subject even for the IT professionals moreover for the home user that is not less concerned for the loss of data therefore trying to do better jobs at backing up important data.

    Reinstalling Windows is less challenging than restoring data or in this case locating data because once the UTC timestamp is done there is no PLACESTAMP sort of where it was move to.

    Thankfully I do use Macrium Reflect but even so I have to open the backup to locate all the missing files on my drive that by the way all UTC timestamped files are of ZERO bytes. :

    So, how can this conflict fight between File History and any dedicated good backup software can be eliminated?


    Here is something I've found from another concerned Microsoft Windows user. Someone responded to his question like this:

    A brief explanation of File History might help.



    This tool creates a number of copies of your data files. To distinguish between versions, it appends a date stamp to each file name. This is what you call a "UTC backup".



    While the external backup medium is connected, File History will copy your data files to this medium. When the medium is disconnected, File History will copy your files to a buffer area on the internal disk. This buffer area is cleared automatically when you reconnect your external medium.



    If your buffer area is no longer cleared then File History is probably confused, perhaps because you changed or manipulated your external backup medium. To deconfuse it I would do this:

    1. Create an image of your system drive, using a tool such as Macrium Reflect.
    2. Do some spot checks to ensure that you could retrieve individual files from the image.
    3. Wipe the file history folder on your external and internal disks.
    4. Start afresh with File History.


    Again, why use File History if you want to handle all your data backups with a third party software package?

    :)
     
    dosequzla, Jan 19, 2020
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  2. tcebob Win User

    Cortana UTC Time Is Incorrect


    If you right click on the time at the right end of the taskbar you will have an opportunity to adjust the date and time. However, I checked that and something is screwy about the zone settings list. I live in Florida, USA -- Eastern Time Zone but the settings say (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). It seems something is amiss in the program. I'm going to post a query about that. Meanwhile, if your time display looks OK I suggest you leave it alone. Windows 10 is full of holes and I believe that MS will fix them eventually. I also believe in world peace and the Tooth Fairy.
     
    tcebob, Jan 19, 2020
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  3. little cat, Jan 19, 2020
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  4. UTC datestamp on my drives...

    UTC Incorrect

    Does anyone know how to fix the UTC time on Windows 10? I have it set to show two times as I work globally with other developers so we operate under UTC and then I have it show local time. The local time is correct but UTC is one hour off. I suspect it
    is the DST that is throwing it off. I work with other operating systems and it seems Windows is the only one that UTC is Off. So if anyone knows how to fix this it would be great.
     
    KendallHolm, Jan 19, 2020
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