'windows.old' date created is 'tomorrow'?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Edits, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Edits

    Edits MDL Novice

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    On Dec 28 I updated my windows10 1703 to 1709. As expected this process created 'windows.old' folder as backup of the previous installation. What intrigued me was that the folder property showed "Created: Tomorrow, December 29, 2017, 3:50:24 AM". I'm still wondering what causes this to happen. Just curious, everything else runs well.
     

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  2. brownimfc

    brownimfc MDL Senior Member

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    That's what happens when a woman becomes Doctor Who.
     
  3. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    That folder Windows.old is since you upgraded from previously such as Windows 7 or 10 (1607) to Windows 10 (1709) So, Another word, best go to Disk Cleanup tools (that comes with Windows 10 apps.) and will cleared out.. Waste of your space.. :)
     
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    Edits MDL Novice

    Feb 28, 2014
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    Thanks for the advice. But how come a folder is created 'tomorrow' (as shown in the folder property)? :confused:
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    For one reason or another, time zone was changed during upgrade

    happens with me occasionally, integrating updates offline then install, then change time zone (default UTC -8 to UTC +3)
     
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    Edits MDL Novice

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    Thank you. That satisfy my curiosity!