Windows 10: Why is Windows File Explorer displaying wrong timestamp for some files

Discus and support Why is Windows File Explorer displaying wrong timestamp for some files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Please have a look at the screenshot. Windows File Explorer is displaying datetime stamp of 11/06/2020 6:33 pm, however if I right click on the file it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by chich, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. chich Win User

    Why is Windows File Explorer displaying wrong timestamp for some files


    Please have a look at the screenshot. Windows File Explorer is displaying datetime stamp of 11/06/2020 6:33 pm, however if I right click on the file it displays a different Creation time. This has only happened to 4 files out of about 40. The rest of the files are showing the same date/time stamp on Windows File Explorer and when right clicked.

    :)
     
    chich, Jun 17, 2020
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  2. geno368 Win User

    Some files listed in Windows Explorer are blue font

    I seem to have run out of room on a Windows XP Pro system. I tried to defrag but don't have but 7% room available. I looked in Windows Explorer to try to find some huge files that might be corrupt and I see a few that are listed in blue. What does that mean? I have not compressed anything on purpose. Thanks
     
    geno368, Jun 17, 2020
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  3. bro67 Win User
    My file and folder timestamps are showing the wrong time

    That is because timestamps can be set by the program, not the OS. There are three ways that the timestamp can be shown. Is Windows showing the wrong date for files in Explorer?

    This can better explain about timestamps.

    "The time zone is an artefact of conversion from "instants" to a human-readable date-and-time in some calendar.
    Computers do not like human-readable formats (not as much as humans, at least), so they usually store instants in a zone-neutral format. For instance, in the NTFS file system, time stamps are stored in UTC.
    Hence, the file time modification is stored properly as long as whoever modifies it knows the current time. If your Windows system displays "13:19" and believes to be in the GMT-5 time zone, then it infers that the current instant is "18:19" in UTC, and writes as much in the NTFS entrails. However, if the OS displays "13:19" but believes to be in the GMT+3 time zone, then the OS is off by eight hours, even if, for the human looking at the screen, things seem fine.
    Another point is that the file modification time is a property of the storage system in which the file is stored, e.g. a file system. When a file is "sent", then that time does not necessarily travels with it. Some archive formats (e.g. Zip) embed the file modification time along with the file. This does not apply to a file sent "as is", attached to an email, will not come with a file modification time."
     
    bro67, Jun 17, 2020
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  4. Frick Win User

    Why is Windows File Explorer displaying wrong timestamp for some files

    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    I don't use Internet Explorer, I meant the thing where you can look at files etc. Hotkey Windows+E. Maybe it's the wrong name in english though. *Stick Out Tongue Why is Windows File Explorer displaying wrong timestamp for some files :p
     
    Frick, Jun 17, 2020
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