Date Format in SharePoint 2013

Do the new date formats drive you nuts in SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint Date Format 1You can change them back to the old format.  Go to the column settings and tweak the Display Format to the one you prefer, (and do this for any new date column you create) :

SharePoint Date Format 2

SharePoint Date Format 3



  1. Hi Veronique. Thanks for your reply. I t looks like I forgot to mention I’m using SharePoint 2016 on prem. I don’t have that option to change the format, unfortunately.


  2. Would you know how this change can be made at the site collection level or site level? It’s impossible to go to every single library/list to make this change.

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  3. This has bugged me and a couple of my SharePoint users. There’s no in-between. I wish they had yet another date format to offer: “Friendly consistent” i.e.:

    13 November 2013
    30 January 2014

    Standard is helpful if you want to get right down to the creation or modification time. It’s just not as pretty as “Friendly”.

    Thanks, as usual!



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