I have got a number of files on a NTFS partition that contain bogus 'modified' timestamps (for example 12/03/1804).

I have tried to use enter System.DateModified:<01/01/1970 into the Windows search field (or alternatively datemodified:<01/01/1970, but these filters don't show the files. Windows does in these cases appear to look at their creation time stamp instead, which is different and correct in my case.

Is there another way to get Windows search to show those files? Or a command line tool?

  • In Details view of Search results (search for all files), can't you add the Date Modified column and sort by it? – Karan Apr 28 '13 at 22:41

I'm using Everything from VoidTools for this. It lists all files on drives and the list can be sorted by create, modify, and access date.

  • How does it cope with files that have a modification date of year 1804? – Peter Mortensen Dec 22 '13 at 10:29

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