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My windows explorer shows dates like tomorrow, next week and even later this year when grouping my files with date modified. What is going on?

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perhaps this might help? – bummi Dec 13 '12 at 13:39
No i want to fix the problem of the dates being wrong. They are completely messed up, for example in the group later this year I have a file that says its date modified is 06/12/2012 and this is in descending order but the files i have modified today are several groups further down. – Matthew Irving Dec 13 '12 at 14:12
Maybe it's not in the future. Maybe it's actually telling you that it was modified on 12/06/2012? What I mean is, American's have their days and months backwards (to Australia's). In Australia, it's Day/Month/Year. In the US it's Month/day/Year. Maybe your modified dates are just the wrong way around due to incorrect Time/Region settings? – uSeRnAmEhAhAhAhAhA Feb 4 '14 at 20:01

it seems to me there is one single possibility: these files came from a computer with a wrong time setting at the occasion of file transfer or that same computer had absurd sync problems with time servers.

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Or maybe Matthew’s computer has the clock set incorrectly. – Scott Dec 13 '12 at 23:54
Indeed, but I assume he checked his settings for that matter before posting the question. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Dec 14 '12 at 14:57
Yes, but read what he says: “… in the group Later this year I have a file that says its date modified is 06/12/2012 …” [formatting added] If his computer thinks that 06/12/2012 is Later this year, then this sounds like it is not a simple case of having acquired files with modification dates in the future. – Scott Dec 14 '12 at 21:15

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