On Windows XP NTFS, when I right click a file → "Properties", I can see the created, last modified, and last accessed date:

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However for folders, the last modified and last accessed dates aren't shown:

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How do we set Windows Explorer to show the last modified and last accessed dates for Folder Properties?


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When looking at your files, in Explorer, click view on the menu bar and select details. To change the details displayed, on the View menu, click Choose Details. In the Choose Details dialog box, click to select or clear the items you want to view: https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/windows_fcab_view_columns.mspx?mfr=true

I did find this, NOTE: This is an example when you right click on a file or folder, click on Properties, and look at the Accessed details in the General tab. I'm not on an XP machine and can't verify it. The example is about 1/4 down the page: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/243272-last-access-timestamp-enable-disable-windows.html

  • This doesn't work. When I right click a folder → "Properties", it still only shows the "Created" date. Your settings only work in the Windows Explorer main window view.
    – Pacerier
    Nov 23, 2014 at 14:58
  • Sorry, I'll delete my answer.
    – Billy_Bob
    Nov 23, 2014 at 15:15
  • @Pacerier See my edit
    – Billy_Bob
    Nov 24, 2014 at 12:50
  • It still doesn't work. I've tried both options stated in the post.
    – Pacerier
    Nov 27, 2014 at 20:40

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