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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by guitar, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. guitar

    guitar Banned Thread Starter

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    i looked through the folders and files in windows [xp pro] and notice some of them were created in 2009, any ideas why? everything seems to be running ok:confused:
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Is it possible that the Clock/Calendar was not set correctly in the BIOS when those files and folders were created on the computer?
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    You are right that CMOS is not set properly but the first thing that has to be done is get a new CMOS battery and replace the battery in the existing computer with a new one
     
  4. guitar

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    cmos is set properly battery is new????????????????
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    And the system clock is set correctly?????????????

    Does anyone else have access to your computer?
     
  6. cwwozniak

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    Any chance the files and folders were created on another computer and then added to your computer by downloading from the internet, copying over a LAN, via e-mail, etc? The original computer may have had the bad date setting.
     
  7. guitar

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    system clock is set correctly all files were created on this computer this comp was my sons i bought him a new one
    this one he had for a year i set it up myself at the begining of the year
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    Maybe your son messed with the clock settings.
     
  9. guitar

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    maybe, but they're correct now
    are these incorrect creation dates fixable?
     
  10. cwwozniak

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    AFAIK, there is no automatic way to change the date to the date the files were actually created. There are programs that can edit the file dates to any arbitrary date you want. I found this bit of freeware with a quick Google search (I have never tried it; just found it):

    Ninotech Date Edit is a Windows shell extension that makes it possible to change the date and time of files with a few mouse clicks.
    http://www.simtel.net/product.php[id]57098[SiteID]simtel.net
     
  11. guitar

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    will it cause me any problems if i either leave them at 2009 or change them say to 2007
     
  12. techkid

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    It depends on what they actually contain. If it's just documents, pictures, MP3s or whatever, probably not. If they are programs or something, I wouldn't know.

    Just out of interest, though, what are the contents of the folders dated in the future?
     
  13. guitar

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    folder.htt
    Provisioning contains Schemas contains 18 .xdr files
    and all the folders from p through to s theres to many to type
     
  14. DoubleHelix

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    If you're not having problems with the system, leave the dates alone.
     
  15. ozrom1e

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    If the computer clock is set to the correct time as of now and the computer reboots to the correct time and year now any files that were created when the year was set to 2009 will stay that way until you change the file. The year of the file as far as I know has nothing to do with the way the computer runs. I agree with DoubleHelix. Just use the computer and have fun with it.
     
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