New Windows 10 Update will Change the Date Format

Windows 10 April 2019 Update will not reach users until next month. But it is already on the computer of some people because of its ‘trial’ versions within the Microsoft Insider program. Thanks to the update team, we have come to know that there will be support for Linux files, for example, or that Microsoft is proposing support for Xbox One games natively.  But the dates will also change their format.

New Windows 10 Update will Change the Date Format
New Windows 10 Update will Change the Date Format

Complaints have begun precisely because of this. Windows 10 April 2019 Update will change the date format and is already available on some users who are ‘subscribed’ to the Microsoft Insider program. These users have been able to see that, in the file browser, the date relative to the creation or modification of files – among other cases in which it can be displayed – appears in a different format than the one we are used to. Instead of seeing DD / MM / AA hh: mm, what we’re going to see is ‘X hours ago’.

How to change the Windows 10 date format to see an exact date

The complaint of users is that so far has been showing detailed dates, including the day, month, year and even the time. And with the new update, Microsoft will begin to show in Windows 10 an approximation of the time that has passed since the last time a file that we are viewing in the native browser of the system was modified. Although Microsoft claims that it is ‘easier’ to understand the data, there are users that this change has not convinced them and, fortunately, we have the possibility to change the configuration in Windows 10 April 2019 Update.

Windows 10 Date Format
Now, by default, the date format is different in Windows 10 April 2019 Update. But it can be modified to return to the previous format.

The easiest way to make the configuration change is from the Windows File Explorer itself April 10, 2019 Update. Opening it anywhere, we would have to open a folder so that this same information appears to us, the date in which a file in question has been modified for the last time. When we see it, we will simply have to right click on the columns of information – where the date appears – and modify the default value to not use the new ‘friendly dates’. You only have to uncheck this option which, as we mentioned before, is now selected by default and is new to Windows 10 April 2019 Update.

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