Finder - Where is the year?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by crotalus99, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. crotalus99 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I would appreciate any help. Hopefully this is a simple issue that I am just missing something. Using 10.5.6

    Why in finder are all the dates listed with Month/Day only? How do I get the year as well. I have many documents that span years and the only way to get the most current one is to open them. I tried to sort by date, but it only sorts the month not year.


    Thanks for any help

    Chris
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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  3. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. I view in list mode. I see [month,day] time

    I really just want month and year. Any way to fix this?

    It is the same in every program. Not just the stand alone finder. My main issue is when I try to open a spreadsheet or document.


    Thanks
     
  4. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds like I changed a setting at some point. Does anyone know how to make the year visible again?

    Thanks
     
  5. sidewinder macrumors 68020

    sidewinder

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    #6
    The year is there in list view if you make the field wide enough (or narrow enough). The Finder will display as much as this:

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 7:56 AM

    Or as little as this:

    1/14/09

    S-
     
  6. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #7
    Mine looks like this no matter how big:

    [Month day], time


    Any ideas?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #8
    If you use your Help feature of Finder:
     

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  8. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    #9
    I don't know if it's relevant, but did you ever customize the date display? Preferences -> International -> Formats
     
  9. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    I was going to suggest that, myself. Even if you don't remember changing anything you may want to check this out. That really sounds like it is the issue.
     

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