# Altium Designer 16 - CurrentDate Special String Format

In previous projects, I used the CurrentDate special string, in the format YYYY-MM-DD (see the image below).

Opening the same project on a different installation of Altium, the format has been automatically changed to MM/DD/YYYY. Is there a way to change this format?

I'm unsure if I changed it in the past. If I did, I don't remember where this setting lives, and I can't seem to find it in the Altium documentation. Any help would be really appreciated.

• Just a wild guess, it uses the format you have set in your Windows Regional Settings – Tyler Jan 7 '18 at 22:44
• That was the trick! Thank you. Feel free to post that as an answer. – Daniel Jan 7 '18 at 22:48