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How do I search my files by date in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, how do you find that file you created last week? Or last year, for that matter? The secret lies in Date Search, explained here.

Making a spreadsheet display numbers, not random dates

Q: My wife keeps a spreadsheet for our finances. Now, when she types in an amount (£4492, for example), the computer translates the entry into a random date (30/9/1911, for example). Where has she gone wrong? A: The solution depends on the brand of spreadsheet she’s using. But it sounds like she’s accidentally formatted that […]