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    Is there a problem with the Add or Remove Programs section of Control Panel? The Last Used On date never seems to make sense. As an example, Copernic Desktop Search which I use daily says it was last used on 26/10/2007.

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    Don't know why, but those dates are NEVER correct.
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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='777095' date='27-May-2009 01:52'][/quote]
    Don't believe the Size figures, either - they can be significantly incorrect!
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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='777095' date='26-May-2009 20:52']... The Last Used On date never seems to make sense ...[/quote]
    Please don't hold my feet to the fire on this 'cause I've never done more than a spot-check and always figured it wasn't worth chasing, since I use other utilities for removal or checking installation dates.

    I think it's the date of installation and offer this as an example of why I didn't keep on it's trail. First shot is from Add/Remove and the second is from Revo Uninstaller's date installed column:

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    I've never even thought about the size, so I don't know about that or what file(s) it's checking. However in my example above, I just checked the drive and all the files in the About Time (Program Files) directory measure 720 KB (737,606 bytes) and the graphic shows .71 MB. Hmmm...
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='777131' date='27-May-2009 05:53']I've never even thought about the size, so I don't know about that or what file(s) it's checking. However in my example above, I just checked the drive and all the files in the About Time (Program Files) directory measure 720 KB (737,606 bytes) and the graphic shows .71 MB. Hmmm...[/quote]

    Here's a couple of old blog posts about the additonal information in the add/remove applet. The Old New Thing : How does Add/Remove Programs get the size and other information? & The Old New Thing : Why did the Add or Remove Programs control panel try to guess all that information?.

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