File Manager Shows Garbled Date for Year 2000 or Later

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Symptoms

Microsoft Windows File Manager displays an incorrect date if the file is created with a date of 01-01-2000 or later.

Resolution

Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Winfile.exe for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time     Size      File name     Language
   ------------------------------------------------------------------
    3/17/97   3:12pm   170,496   Winfile.exe   English
    7/09/97   2:08pm   169,824   Winfile.exe   Danish
    7/09/97   2:08pm   172,192   Winfile.exe   Dutch
    7/09/97   2:08pm   169,680   Winfile.exe   Finnish
    7/09/97   2:08pm   173,008   Winfile.exe   French
   12/08/97   5:54pm   173,728   Winfile.exe   German
    7/09/97   2:08pm   170,688   Winfile.exe   Italian
    7/09/97   2:08pm   169,504   Winfile.exe   Norwegian
    7/09/97   2:08pm   172,208   Winfile.exe   Portuguese (Brazilian)
    7/09/97   2:08pm   172,832   Winfile.exe   Spanish
    7/09/97   2:08pm   169,952   Winfile.exe   Swedish
				

Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11

An updated version of Winfile.exe is available from Microsoft for the following languages. Click the language to download the file:
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on secure servers that prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.



Winfile.exe for Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11 should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time      Size      File name     Language
   -------------------------------------------------------------------
   10/14/97   10:59am   146,864   Winfile.exe   English
    5/21/98    5:05pm   146,048   Winfile.exe   Chinese (Simplified)
    5/21/98    4:44pm   146,064   Winfile.exe   Chinese (Traditional)
   12/02/97    3:03pm   147,659   Winfile.exe   Czech
   12/02/97    3:03pm   147,507   Winfile.exe   Danish
   12/02/97    3:03pm   149,031   Winfile.exe   Dutch
   12/02/97    3:03pm   148,055   Winfile.exe   Finnish
   12/02/97    3:03pm   149,119   Winfile.exe   French
    1/21/98    3:14pm   149,347   Winfile.exe   German
   12/08/97    6:05pm   148,463   Winfile.exe   Hungarian
   12/02/97    3:03pm   147,424   Winfile.exe   Italian
    5/21/98    4:49pm   150,224   Winfile.exe   Korean
   12/02/97    3:03pm   146,355   Winfile.exe   Norwegian
   12/02/97    3:03pm   147,775   Winfile.exe   Polish
   12/02/97    3:03pm   148,207   Winfile.exe   Portuguese (Brazilian)
   12/02/97    3:04pm   147,147   Winfile.exe   Russian
   12/02/97    3:04pm   149,591   Winfile.exe   Spanish
   12/02/97    3:04pm   146,551   Winfile.exe   Swedish
   12/02/97    3:04pm   146,819   Winfile.exe   Turkish
				

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More information

NOTE: You do not need to install this version of Winfile.exe if you have already applied W31filup.exe or Wfwfilup.exe.

With the original Winfile.exe, any date beyond 2000 is displayed as (11/10/:0). The date after the File Manager update appears like this (11/10/00).

For information about a similar issue with Microsoft Windows 95, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172707 File Manager Shows Incorrect Date For Year 2000 or Later

Properties

Article ID: 85557 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Keywords: 
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