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Windows date reprensentation

Windows date reprensentation

I was debating about the 2038 bug on unix with a friend (the 32 bit timestamp bug).

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"There is FILETIME, which is 64 bit signed int, representing 100 nano second intervals since Jan 1, 1601. This lasts a ridiculously long time, since 64 bits is a huge number.

Whereas CTIME (Unixtime) is a signed 32 bit int, representing seconds since Jan 1, 1970.

The better question is, ""WHERE"" does Windows use each format? Every single thing that stores time, potentially can use any time representation they want too.

Does AD use the same as the system, as the file system, etc? Be interested in the answer to that one!"