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Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?

Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?

Anyone know a way to immediately show the seconds of a file's date modified property in the GUI? So if you create a file, any file in any directory, right-click and choose Properties, the date modified (if it's recent) will say something like "dd/mm/yyy hh:mm, one minute ago" - reminder this is in Windows 7. Windows XP did it normally. Then they changed something.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 40
Total answers/comments: 5
Guest [Entry]

"I found a solution at http://www.nicholasoverstreet.com/2010/03/windows-7-annoyance-file-properties/.
Go to 'Control Panel' → 'Region and Language' → 'Additional Settings' → Date tab.
Remove the string dddd (e.g. change it to ddd) click 'Apply' and it should work fine.
Explanation:
'Rightclick file properties' uses the value ""Long Date"" + empty_space + ""Long Time"". Long date is 'dddd, d MMMM yyyy' by default, and 'Long Time' is h:mm:ss tt. However, it looks like as long as you have the string dddd in 'Long Date', it may sometimes ignore your 'Long Time' settings, overriding it with ""x minutes ago""."
Guest [Entry]

"You can view the file creation/modification time quickly in PowerShell:

PS C:\Users\mskfisher> $file = C:\windows\notepad.exe
PS C:\Users\mskfisher> $file = Get-Item C:\windows\notepad.exe
PS C:\Users\mskfisher> $file.CreationTime

Monday, July 13, 2009 6:56:36 PM

PS C:\Users\mskfisher> $file.LastAccessTime

Monday, July 13, 2009 6:56:36 PM

PS C:\Users\mskfisher> $file.LastWriteTime

Monday, July 13, 2009 8:39:25 PM

Inspired by a TechNet blog post using PowerShell for some other crazy tricks."
Guest [Entry]

"fileTweak is a program that adds a tab in Explorer properties. It is mainly used to change the date/time, but it will display seconds. Unfortunately it isn't free.

That said, I thought there was a free add-in that basically did the same thing."
Guest [Entry]

"If you want a free Windows Explorer add-on to display created, modified, access times with seconds, try stexbar. It adds a tab to a file's properties that allows changing the created, modified, access times and it displays the current times with seconds.

See here for more information."
Guest [Entry]

"Explorer++ shows seconds. I used that for this problem.

explorerplusplus.com/download"