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File Explorer date error

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I have used Windows 10 since it was introduced. Only this week has it begun to mis-label files with the wrong date. Not just a little but a lot. Three files, in different programs (Acrobat, Quickbooks) were created in the past three days and all dated November __, 2007. When I modify them that date is retained. I have installed NO new software or used any freeware in the past month. I read this problem has happened in the past dating back to 2018 in the blogsphere.



Why now?

How do I fix?

1 Reply

Try resetting File Explorer (explorer.exe) process: 

1. Press Windows Key + R and type SYSDM.CPL in Run. Click OK or press Enter key. 

2. In System Properties window, switch to Advanced tab, click Settings under Performance. 

3. Next, in Performance Options, under Processor scheduling, make sure that Adjust for best performance of: is set to Programs. 

4. Then in the same window, under Virtual memory, click Settings button. 

5. On Virtual Memory page, make sure Automatically manage paging file sizes for all drives option is checked. Click OK, then Apply, OK on rest of windows. 

6. Reboot the machine and see if issue is resolved now. 

Let us know if this helps!