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    Dates are messed up

    A couple of weeks ago I installed Netscape v6.2 and since have had a number of problems. I noticed that my email headers no longer showed the date received just the time. While trying to troubleshoot that problem, I wondered if the problem went further. So I opened up a number of my saved documents and checked File/Properties discovering that under the general tab (file created, modified, etc) none of them showed the dates created etc only the time. Further, if I don't open a document but check properties by right clicking on the doc icon what should be date info is just gibberish with the time. I'm sure that a file/files were corrupted by one of the many netscape crashes. My question is this: Is there a way to recover or fix the corrupted files or must I reinstall w98se and all the apps and start from scratch. Thanks for any help and advice, I appreciate it.

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    Re: Dates are messed up

    Hi, I don's use Netscape much, but do have an older version loaded. Check you have selected the icons to show exactly what you want in your email, customise the toolbars, sounds like you have not setup what you would like to show. IE: Mine is setup to show in order the SUBJECT, SENDER, DATE & TIME received, PRIORITY, STATUS & SIZE. I simply put these requirements into the toolbar of Netscape mail and its perfect. Relating to the other problems you mention about files and folders not showing up correct details, do you mean Netscape files and folders or Program files and folders?

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    Re: Dates are messed up

    Netscape 6.2 doesn't offer this option. I'm not certain at this point that it is limited to netscape. I have found that if I right click on any icon/shortcut and select properties, where there should be dates listed for Created/Modified/Accessed there is gibberis (

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    Re: Dates are messed up

    Hi Bob:
    I'm way behind <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> & use 4.75. However, unless it's changed, go to your mail folder & delete the files ending in .snm. These are index files & will be recreated when you restart Netscape. To be on the safe side, just move 'em to the desktop & then restart Netscape. Then you can delete them.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Dates are messed up

    Hi Phil,

    Sorry it took so long to respond. I now believe, after some lengthy troubleshooting, that the problem may lie with a corrupt file in my operating system (perhaps caused by one of the many exciting crashes I've had since installing Netscape v6.2). I'm in the process of backing up and preparing to step up to win xp. When I have the new OS installed I'll install Mozzilla 1.1 and maybe I'll try Netscape 7. I'd like to thank you, and the other loungers who responded to my cry for help.

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