Imac desktop information

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  1. Strom1 macrumors regular

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    I received my iMac about 5 days ago,i was looking at my desktop information and it says it was created on October 2,2007 does that sound Kosher?Could someone look at when they received and activated there computer and there created date. Thanks again.
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Is you date and time correct? system preferences>date & time.
     
  3. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Can you explain more. Where are you seeing you desktop information at?
     
  5. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure,I have the Imac set where the word finder is at the top of the screen, i then move over to "file" and then i go down to "get info" and thats it.
     
  6. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm weird mine shows march 4 2004. I really don't know why.
     
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  8. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that the day you activated your computer?
     
  9. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I don't thinks so. I've had so many machines in the pass few years.
     
  10. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    What happens when you create a new folder on you desktop? Does it show the correct date?
     
  11. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes,it says "today" with the correct time.
     
  12. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Ok I think is has something to do with your programs you have installed. So lets say you go into your applications folder. You will notice some of your programs have older dates next to it. I think it is when you last modified it. As I have dashboard with a date of 5/25/05 and so on.
     
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    I just checked out some of the applications and a lot say last opened on Nov 15,2007,again i got the computer 5 days ago,why would it say that?
     
  14. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    it just has to do with the imaging process apple uses on the computers before they ship them out.

    they don't see your order and building the computer and install everything right there, they have many computers being imaged off a master image that was created god knowns when.
     
  15. bongabonga macrumors newbie

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    I bought my black Macbook in May, 2006.

    The date I'm getting is June 7, 2005.
     
  16. Quint macrumors member

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    This date is when the master image for this new model of iMac was created. The desktop folder isn't created when you create a user account. It is part of the new user template, which can be found in the system library folder and consists of the default user setup. This setup is copied into the new user folder when the account is created. Every model of mac will have a different date.
     
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    I got my black 2.2GHz MacBook last Saturday, and it says "Created: 2nd October 2007".
     
  18. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    the 'issue' has been explained. i don't think the person who started the thread really cares when you got your computer
     
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