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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2017

    Default Date format in log file of BC3

    Using BC3 3.3.13, I have a daily backup .bc3 which includes the following line:

    log normal append:"C:\Temp\DailyDocsDataEmailSyncLog.txt"

    In the past, when my PC was running Windows 8.1 Pro x64, this produced line in the log starting

    23-12-2013 19:30:47 >> ...

    Last November I updated to a new PC running Windows 10 Pro x64. The log lines now start with

    20-02-17 7:30:21 PM >> ...

    Is this altered output format due to the change of OS, and if so, what can be done to make the log revert to the earlier date/time format? i.e configuration options - Windows/BC3?

    This may seem a trivial issue, but I want to use Excel VBA code to analyse the log, so the changed date/time format throws up extra complications.

    Otherwise I am perfectly happy with this version of BC3.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Madison, WI


    Beyond Compare follows the Windows regional settings for date format.

    To change the format used in the log, open the Windows 10 Start menu.
    Click the Settings button.
    Open Time & Language.
    In Date & Time, click on Change date and time formats.
    The date in BC's log follows the Short date format.

    The US English default short date format is M/d/yyyy, from your description your system might be set to M/d/yy.
    Chris K Scooter Software

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2017


    Yes, it was set to d/MM/yy - I have changed it to dd/MM/yyyy. I'll know tomorrow how that went.


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