The time at which an event is recorded by a computer.

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What is the “Date” column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer

I can't get myself to understand what the default "Date" column in Windows 7 Explorer is. It's not the creation date really and it's not the modified date ... What is it? Anyone knows what Microsoft ...
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How can I change the timestamp on a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to modify timestamp in a dll or exe? Windows equivalent of the Linux command 'touch'? How can I set the timestamp for a file via the command-line to a specific date? ...
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Are there any negative effects of disabling the Last Access timestamp?

In Windows, you can disable the last accessed timestamp by setting NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate to 1, for instance by executing this from the command line (the computer must be restarted before it ...
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Determine when Windows was installed on a computer

Is it possible to check the date when Windows was installed on a PC and if so how?
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How to prove a file was not tampered?

So for one of my programming assignments, I used the turnin command as opposed to a class-specific binary that I was supposed to use. I didn't realize this until I found out that my assignment wasn't ...
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Touch Change Access, Modify AND Change

I know you can use "touch" to change the access and modify timestamps of a file using the "-t" flag but is it possible to change the "change" timestamp. If so how would I go about doing this? Thanks ...
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How to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?

Is there any tool to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?
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What is the accuracy of file creation or modification dates?

Due to some court cases in my jurisdiction, I often see court-appointed experts determining the creation date of a document. Is it really possible to do this via software methods? How could one prove ...
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What is the easiest way to get a yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss timestamp hotkey on the Mac?

On Windows I use the PSPad editor which has a nice ALT-D timestamp which you can edit the format of, e.g. yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss. When working outside an editor, e.g. Google Docs, I have Autohotkey ...
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Why is cat not changing the access time?

The second call to cat a file does not update the access time. I was expecting the access time to be updated ever time a file contents gets displayed. I see the same behaviour if I open the file in ...
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How to include the second in Outlook “received” time? (hh:mm:ss)

In Outlook, the timestamp of the "received" column in Inbox View is rounded to the minute. This is annoying, since we need to know the second. And the correct minute number. In the options, one can ...
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batch - File last modification time with seconds

I want to know when a file has been modified for the last time. I can get these infos using the following batch script: FOR %%i IN (myfile) DO SET modif_time=%%~ti The problem is that I need ...
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Are Windows file timestamps timezone aware?

I have a file that was modified either before or after it was sent to me. However, it was created in a different time zone, so if the modification date is in the timezone of the sender, he was the ...
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Why are Skype messages showing up out of order?

Recently, I saw a one-line Skype message dated 7:36 AM. I saw and responded to this message with one line at 9:39 AM. The other person wrote three lines back again in the early afternoon, which I did ...
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How to rename some files according to their timestamp

suppose I have 10 files generated by the system every day under D:\Temp. The names are RANDOMLY when generated. Assume I need to rename the oldest one to be 'aaa', the second oldest one to be 'bbb'.....