DirDate is a command line tool that can easily be automated to
change folder and file last modification date, creation date or last
access dates. It can use a reference file (where you 'lift' the date
from an existing file), the current date/time or a series of YEAR=,
MONTH=, DAY=, HOUR=, MIN=, SEC= and MSEC= commands.
EXIF support - set file create and modified dates to EXIF camera
Date Taken dates stored in your JPG, PSD or TIF photo files, with
easy DST or time zone adjustment.
You can also set modified dates to create dates, or create dates to
modified dates minus one hour etc.
It can process files in subfolders, handles read-only files and it
has a preview mode so that you can see which files will be modified.
-DIRFIX mode can intelligently set folder dates after a backup/
restore or copy has reset all folder creation dates.
-FILEFIX mode fixes modified dates that are earlier than create dates.
-REPORT mode saves dates from one folder and then applies them to a
new folder. This is extremely handy for saving folder creation dates
from an old computer when you copy photos, documents etc across to
a new computer, as the folder creation date is NEVER preserved by
file copying software.
New! Unicode filenames are supported.
You can set file date and times right down to the 0.1 microseconds
(100 nanosecond increments), or even tweak existing times up and down.
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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)
file. You can also correct for time zone differences
between when the photos were taken compared to now e.g.
dirdate.exe -created -modified exif hour=+1 c:aemail*.jpg
* Now includes shortcuts (SymLinks) and other files
Other versions : 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6.1 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9.3 4.9.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6.1 4.6 4.5.4 4.5.3 4.5 4.4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2a 4.1.3 4.1.2 3.9.1 3.8
* Report mode and date change 'ALL' mode now change the
Last Accessed date last.
* Fixed command-line filenames with embedded equals signs (=) being
interpreted as options. Unknown options are now treated as a filename
and flagged with a warning message.
* Removed debug statements going to clipboard.
* New desktop shortcuts and Windows Explorer right-click menus for
fixing folder dates.
* Renamed modify, create and access command line options to make expressions more natural
* -REPORT mode now supports -ONLYFILES and -ONLYDIRS options.
* Quiet mode now even quieter. Quiet mode can be used to suppress
the Registration and Copyright messages if set via the DIRDATE
* Now supports -ALL and ALL=, previously ALL= was not understood.
New combined x32 and x64 edition
Fixed usage of -FILEFIX when used on its own - DirDate did not
New -IGNOREHIDDEN option to ignore hidden files.
-QUIET mode now suppresses the copyright and license display text.
Added -DATEFORMAT=, -REPORT now uses current date format, DirDate environment variable
New -FILEFIX to fix modified date earlier than create date, -ONLYSDIRS, -ONLYFILES, and now can set modified=created, or created=modified
Added -FILEFIX to fix modified dates < create dates, added -ONLYFILES and -ONLYDIRS
Fixed Unicode uppercasing issues with -IGNOREDIR= and -IGNORE=
Speed improvements, Final changes to -DIROLDEST and -DIRNEWEST.
Now can specify folders to ignore using -IGNOREDIR, Fixed -DIROLDEST and -DIRNEWEST not working
Fixed ignore files handling, fixed bug with specifying anything other than *.* and -r mode.
New option to ignore thumbs.db, desktop.ini and other system files
Removed mroe messages from output when QUIET mode is on.
Removed reference file messages from output when QUIET mode is on.
* Fixed dates not being set correctly.
Fixed missing leading '.' from relative paths in -REPORT mode.
-DIRFIX option to reset folder dates after backup
estore, handles Unicode filenames
-QUIET option, much faster processing, -DirOldest and -DirNewest now igore folder dates and just uses file dates
Now can change folder dates only, and can accept a list of files from standard input
Now can generate creation date reports as a .BAT file to apply to folders after copying files to a new computer
Now allows date=$/$/$ and time=$:$:$ for current values. Change folders to oldest or newest dates. Install now adds DirDate to PATH
Now allows date=$/$/$ and time=$:$:$ for current values
Now allows + and - on date parts e.g. day=+3 adds 3 to the current day, day=-3 removes 3 days
Now allows Years as early as 1601 for NTFS.
Can now change the dates on folder/directory entries themselves, as well as all files, and read-only files
Predicted future versions and notices:
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