RE: File utility suggestions?

Subject: RE: File utility suggestions?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Joyce Fetterman" <Joycef -at- gtsoftware -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:33:11 -0600

Joyce Fetterman wrote:

> I need a tool to update the last modified date on all files
> in a folder.
> I've done some searching and there are MANY tools out there.
> I could just pick one, but can anyone here recommend tools to
> try (or avoid). I don't mind buying a good file utility, but
> don't want to spend money needlessly.

You don't say what OS/platform this is for. I'll assume, like others, a
recent version of Windows.

I use an ancient (~2000) freeware shell extension called Date/Time Shell
Extension. It adds a Date/Time tab to the File Properties dialog. You
can set the created and modified date/time to the current, to each
other, to any date/time you specify, or to match some other file.
Theoretically, it's just for Win 95, 98, and NT, but it works fine in XP
for me. Unfortunately, the URL I have for it is 404, and Google doesn't
seem to turn it up.

As an alternative, I'd suggest trying Ninotech Date Edit
( I don't use it
because I was happy with what I had (I prefer the integration into the
Properties dialog), but I use and recommend Ninotech's other free
utility, Path Copy, so I can vouch for their work in general. Path Copy
is incredibly handy, BTW.

For other options, here's a search result at for "file
date change" -- there are several promising hits:


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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