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Adding Seconds to Date Created Display in Explorer, Vista 32

by Longblades / October 26, 2008 1:57 AM PDT

I can go to a music file's Properties, General and see the date created in hours:minutes:seconds. But when I look at a list of music files in Explorer with Date Created I can see only hours and minutes. No seconds. Can I add seconds somehow? Is there a utility I could download to add it? Yes, I know google is my friend. I have searched but maybe not in the right places?

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Does Not work
by Longblades / October 26, 2008 5:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you try?

Yes, I saw that, it didn't work for me. I haven't rebooted yet though, maybe it needs a reboot to work. I suspect not because my computer was already set up to show seconds. I did find a file management programme that will do it but I find $40 plus tax is a little rich to just get seconds added to the details pane.

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What many missed was the Custom option.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Does Not work

A friend was incensed when I used that method and it worked. Sorry I can't get to my Vista laptops till next week to triple check this. But on Windows 2000+XP seems ok.

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Post #7 Did Not Work
by Longblades / October 26, 2008 10:38 AM PDT

I saw post #7 and tried it.
Settings - Control Panel - Regional & Language Options


Time set to HH:mm:ss

It didn't work.

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Got lucky!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 11:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Post #7 Did Not Work
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Xyplorer is the File Management Program I found.
by Longblades / October 26, 2008 11:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Got lucky!

Xyplorer is the File Management Program I found. It's hard to believe there is only one that will do this. Guess I have to decide if the time it will save me is worth $40 to me. $30 if I forgo the lifetime license. Sorry I did not say the name in the first post.

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by Longblades / November 3, 2008 8:58 AM PST

Came back to say I found a freeware version, xyplorer2 lite at

It does the seconds. If you go to the first link provided in this thread it appears that the lite version is no longer available. It is no longer supported but you can get it.

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Nice find.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2008 10:20 AM PST
In reply to: Freeware

I hadn't seen that one. Thanks and I've booked a link to it for the future.

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