Date modified/created are all the same!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ericmcallister1, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ericmcallister1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    In finder my date created or the date modified (it is the same case for both) is displaying as "Nov. 4, 2008/2009" depending on whether or not it was created this year or last year. Obviously I have not created/modified every file on my computer on this date and I have no idea of how to fix it. Can anyone out there help me?

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  2. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Did you happen to modify the date in "International" settings?
  3. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    You want to look under “International” in System Preferences (or “Language & Text” in Snow Leopard, which I’m using). Click the “Formats” tab. The “Region” drop down box probably says “Custom”. Select your actual region and it should be fine.

    Screen shot 2009-09-29 at 2.51.19 AM.png

    This problem comes up when you customize the date. You’re supposed to use the buttons they have for month/day/year/etc, because if you manually type the format you want in text form, the OS sees that not as months and dates and so on, but as text. You must have customized the format and entered “Nov 4” manually, but left the year alone. When it displays in another format (such as MM/DD/YYYY rather than Mon, DD, YYYY) it probably shows up fine (note that one item in your picture says “Today” rather than a date…this also shows that the OS does actually know the correct date). This would mean that you edited it only for the “Medium" display format.

    Screen shot 2009-09-29 at 2.57.46 AM.png

    Screen shot 2009-09-29 at 2.58.42 AM.png

    So the good news is that the dates actually ARE correct, they’re just being displayed incorrectly, and once you fix that, everything’ll be fine.
  4. ericmcallister1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    Thank you!

    Thanks a lot devburke, and sorry I am just now thanking you I completely forgot!!! Thanks again!

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