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International date format in SyncToy? RRS feed

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  • Synctoy is a great little program -- indeed, I support those people who have  suggested that the word 'Toy' be dropped as that can be a bit offputting for those who have not used it.

    But my real reason for this message is to ask if we could PLEASE have an option to use international date format (dd/mm/yyyy) instead of only the USA format (mm/dd/yyyy).  Or is there a way to do that and I just have not found it? 
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:17 AM

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  • Hi,
        Thanks for this sincere suggestion post, but why you want synctoy has international date format? Which part takes unconvieniet to you?


    Thanks,
    Ping
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    Monday, August 31, 2009 9:49 AM
  • Hi -

    I am guessing that you are running SyncToy on a box that has en-US as its current culture. We do adapt the date/times as according to the culture on the box that you installed SyncToy on - it has never seemed important to allow this to be configurable so what scenario do you want this for ?

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:15 PM
  • Hi -

    I am guessing that you are running SyncToy on a box that has en-US as its current culture. We do adapt the date/times as according to the culture on the box that you installed SyncToy on - it has never seemed important to allow this to be configurable so what scenario do you want this for ?

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)

    I am not sure what you mean by "box that has en-US as its current Culture". As far as I know I have installed Windows 7 and adapted it to my "culture" and time format. The US date format is quite foreign to me (and dare I say it, a bit illogical? -- ok don't respond to that!).


    If you mean why is it necessary then simply consider it as a usability issue.  Date and time are central in synchronization. If you check previewed actions you don't want to do the wrong thing through misunderstanding. If you are used to the US format (mmddyy) then think how easily you would make a mistake if 010410 actually meant April 1st?

    Furthermore if you search across these forums you will see that "date format" is often regarded as an issue.

    See http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/synctoy/thread/58e57665-21d7-4294-981b-5998b0c694bb

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/synctoy/thread/e5f7d325-8eb6-41f7-b6a6-89b3558e1d04

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/synctoy/thread/32748ecf-7487-4a67-a939-b517c8f0f8a2

    I am sure there are more. As others have said it is great tool but would be much better and less subject to error if it could pick up the preferred system date *and* time format.

    thanks

     

    edwin

     

     


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