changing date properties in finder columns

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  1. fountaineer macrumors member

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    Is there a way to change the date format in the column to display the date number. currently i can get the date to only show ex. friday, 11:42 or yesterday 11:42. i would like to see friday 4, 11:42 instead.
    it helps with sorting.

    hope there's an option for this

    running 10.5.6
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    From Finder go View > Show View Options, at bottom there's a check box for "Use relative dates."
     
  3. fountaineer thread starter macrumors member

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    did that and all that added was change fri to friday but everything pretty much stayed the same.
     
  4. fountaineer thread starter macrumors member

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    a while back i changed the formatting of my desktop topbar date and time. i got it just the way i want it to display a full date. here are some screens of that. not sure if that can possibly effect and i don't remember if the columns were different pror to that. i don't really want to change the date and time if there are still other options to change the format of the columns. took a while to figure it out.

    thanks for the reply angelwatt and please let me know of any other potential resolution
     

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  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    That International part is the place to do it it seems. There's 4 format types when you go into Customize: Short, Medium, Long, Full. Which one is used in Finder depends on how wide that date column is. You should be able to get the date format you want. I tried it out and it worked, or at least what I interpret as you wanting.
     

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