32-Bit Windows Time/Date Formats

The file time and the date are stored individually, using unsigned integers as bit fields. File time and date are packed as follows:

Time

Bit position:

0 1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 A

B C D E F

Length:

5

6

5

Contents:

hours

minutes

2-second increments

Value Range:

0–23

0–59

0–29 in 2-second intervals

Date

Bit position:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 A

B C D E F

Length:

7

4

5

Contents:

year

month

day

Value Range:

0–119

1–12

1–31

(relative to 1980)

See Also

Reference

Global Constants