Since Windows 7 (or Vista?), the File Properties dialog can be rather vague about a file’s creation, modification and access times.
Created: Today, January 28th 2016, 35 minutes ago
While this representation of file creation, modification and access times might be useful for non-technical users, it’s really annoying if you want to check the exact values here.
There is no dedicated switch or setting (at least that I am aware of) for turning this behavior on or off, but there is a decent workaround for it.
- Open Control Panel.
- Find the Clock, Language and Region settings.
- Select Change date, time or number formats.
- Your long date settings will look something like this (your mileage may vary though, due to different locale settings).
- Change it to an abbreviated format like “d.MMMM yyyy”. Again: your mileage may vary here. Try different settings until you find one that works for you.