tweak for vista to see last modified file

abhishek_a01

OSNN Addict
Joined
4 May 2008
Messages
89
Recently i came across one utility by which you can see last modified files on window vista. It doesn't even require to install any software :).. sound interesting is. if you ever wondered that while listening music what file has been modified you can find that, after installing any application you can find which files has been modified , where is the entry made , this way you can find if install program is not writing anything into your system files; if it shouldn't suppose to :).

first open vista's search panel (you can hit the F3 key while window explorer is open). Change the location to C: drive or whichever drive you are trying to check. set the modified date to today's date and then check the box for "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files" and press the search button. After search result make sure that Date modified column is showing up in the list. If that column isn't showing up, you will need to add it by right clicking on the column area.
you can then sort by date modified descending to see all the recent changed files.
 

Perris Calderon

dealer
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
24 Jan 2002
Messages
12,376
Recently i came across one utility by which you can see last modified files on window vista. It doesn't even require to install any software :).. sound interesting is. if you ever wondered that while listening music what file has been modified you can find that, after installing any application you can find which files has been modified , where is the entry made , this way you can find if install program is not writing anything into your system files; if it shouldn't suppose to :).

first open vista's search panel (you can hit the F3 key while window explorer is open). Change the location to C: drive or whichever drive you are trying to check. set the modified date to today's date and then check the box for "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files" and press the search button. After search result make sure that Date modified column is showing up in the list. If that column isn't showing up, you will need to add it by right clicking on the column area.
you can then sort by date modified descending to see all the recent changed files.
this is gonna come in usefull, will give it a go
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!

Forum statistics

Threads
62,001
Messages
673,428
Members
5,594
Latest member
RandomCritic