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in XP, How to find a file created on a particular date?

By curiousguy44
Sep 9, 2005
  1. In WinXP, I tried to find a file created between 09/08/2005 and 09/09/2005, but my results showed files created even months ago, some of them system files. What gives?

    I'm not a newbie. I know how to do a search, and I set up the search properly, using the "when was it modified?" feature and then specifying the dates. So why did SEARCH tell me about files created long ago, some of which looked like system files?
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Click Start/Search/File Finder, Set the path etc., select Details tab/Date = between
    Click on the Created field.
    Use the calendar function by clicking on the down-arrow on the right of the dates.

    In your example you may have selected dd/mm/yyyy instead of mm/dd/yyyy or vice-versa, depending how your date format is set.
     
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