A funny easter egg I recently came across in Windows XP, relating to files created in the future:

  1. Set your system clock to a date in the future (something far in the future; eg December 2030).
  2. Create a new file (anything, a blank text document will do).
  3. Set the system clock back to the real date.
  4. Open the directory containing the newly-created file.
  5. Choose the View → Arrange Icons By → Modified option.
  6. Tick View → Arrange Icons → Show in Groups.
  7. Look at the group heading of the newly-created file:
    Windows XP Easter Egg - “Sometime This Millenia”

Of course, that should be "Millenium"... Millennia is plural :P

Tags Windows, xp, easter egg, millenia, future

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  1. Avatar for Daniel15 Daniel15 said:

    Thanks for your comment :)

    I knew that someone would have discovered this before, but I couldn't find anything useful in Google. Thanks for the link :)

  2. Avatar for sandrar sandrar said:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post... nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.