Windows Explorer lacks many useful features. One of them is that there’s no way to easily change the date and time attributes of files and folders. Not on an item by item basis and not in bulk.
There can be many reasons for wanting to change the date and time attributes of files and folders:
- to differentiate certain files among a bunch of files in a folder
- to make the file structure look more professional
- just for fun
After a quick Google search, one can find several tools to do this. But most of them are not very efficient.
So, I created a list of requirements to narrow down the number of options and arrive at the best tools to change the date and time attributes of files and folders.
Here is my list of requirements:
- the tool is completely
free(no payments, no donations, no trial versions)
- the tool can
change multiplefiles’ attributes at once (no need to change attributes of files one by one) no registrationor sharing of personal information is required
- the tool is
secure(no embedded advertisement, no piggybacking potentially unwanted programs — PUPs)
- the tool is lightweight and
portable(no installation procedure, just unpack and use)
My requirements seem simple, yet they effectively got rid of most of the tools available on the internet.
Actually, after applying my requirements only three tools remained:
To use MultiCommander to change the date and time attributes of files and folders, launch
Within it select the files or folders, to which you wish to apply the attribute changes.
You can change the date and time when the file or folder was modified, created, and last accessed.
And, finally, you can tell MultiCommander to apply all these changes to the current folder and all its sub-folders. And that’s really cool.
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