File Date Changer 5
Current Version: 5.20
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Download Size: 3.8 MB - Download
File Date Changer 5 is the ultimate file date changing tool for Mac OS X.
With File Date Changer you are free to change the creation and modification dates of your files or folders at will.
File Date Changer lets you:
• set file creation and modification dates to a specific date and/or time
• add and remove time from existing file dates
• copy existing creation dates onto the modification dates and vice versa
• lift file creation or modification dates from existing files
• remove file dates, so that they appear as "-----" in the Finder
File Date Changer 5 features an elegant and intuitive interface with many advanced features. Simply drag & drop the files you want to change into the file list, select an action from the popup menu and modify the settings to your liking, then click on "Perform Changes".
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
• batch operation
• powerful preview pane
• drag & drop into the file list or onto the application icon
• select files in the Finder and activate File Date Changer via the Finder context menu or via a hot key
• automatically deals with file date consistency rules
• separate processing for files and folders, batch processing of sub-folders
MAC OS X LIMITATIONS ON FILE DATES
Please note that Mac OS X imposes a number of "common sense" rules when it comes to file dates and will not allow you to set dates to "invalid" values.
In particular, you cannot set the dates to future values (i.e. later than now) and files cannot be modified before they are created. File Date Changer 5 can automatically take care of these complications for you via the "automatically correct inconsistent dates" feature.
Also note that while File Date Changer will let you set dates before 1972, the Mac OS X Finder does not "like" such dates and as soon as you point the Finder to such a file, it will "correct" this date to the 1st of January 1972.
Photo Date Changer is available exclusively on the Mac App Store.
- updated user experience for macOS Sierra
- preview pane showing preview of images and relevant meta-data
Most Helpful Reviews
Worked Flawlessly! - I haven't used my Sony DSC-HX9V in over 2 years and found that there were still videos and pictures inside it--including a video of our dog that passed a way a year ago. I transfered the videos and pictures on my computer but realized that the date and time stamp did not get carried over; must be because of Sony's Picture Motion Browser. I needed a tool that will allow me to manually fix the date/time since this will be a part of my permanent archive. Luckily for me, the videos had the date in it as I like doing documentary style videos where I say the date in the beginning. This tool has been a life saver! It allowed me to change the date and time of files individually and even the directory itself! It's easy to use and figure out. And does exactly what it advertises. I love single-purpose easy to use tools/utilities like this one. Kudos to the developer! Great job! I almost didn't purchase this app due to the negative comments and would have missed out on a great app. I can see by reading the negative comments where the app falls short, but luckily they can be easily fixed by the developer. Here are some suggestions for improvements to the app that would eliminate user errors and let the application really shine: 1.) If only modifying a single file/directory, default the date/time controls to the date/time of the file/directory. 2.) If manipulating multiple files/directories, do not default the date/time to today's date. Blank it out and let the user pick it. 3.) If manipulating multiple files/directories, add a confirmation dialog box just before bulk processing. 4.) When the application launches, perhaps add a friendly reminder to always backup your source materials first as a best practice before manipulating them. In summary, this is an awesome app as it is now only if you pay close attention to what you are doing before hitting the "Perform Changes" button. This app does not hand-hold the user much and assumes the user knows "exactly" what they are doing which, in turn, the app does "exactly" what the user told it to do. Again great app, please keep updating it and making it better. Thank you Mr. Frank Reiff for taking the time and energy to make such a useful app.
DO NOT BUY - DOESN'T WORK LIKE IT SAYS IT DOES, ASKED TO ADD ONE SINGLE YEAR, IT DECIDED TO CHANGE EVERYTHING TO TODAYS DATE! ARE YOU GOING TO PAY ME THE TROUBLE OF HAVING TO RE-CHANGE ALL MY FILES AGAIN MANUALLY, AND RETURN ME THE MONEY I SPENT ON YOUR NON-WORKING APP? HELL NO, OFCOURSE YOU AREN'T. SHAME ON YOU FOR ASKING FOR MONEY FOR SOMETHING THAT DOENS'T WORK, LOSERS. IF YOU BUY THIS, BE PREPARED TO LOSE MONEY AND GET NOTHING IN RETURN, JUST LIKE WITH MOST OF WHAT THIS DEVELOPER SELLS.
More Reviews for Current Version
Pretty useless and way to pricey (no date added) - Wish this could change date added… Add it, and I’ll change my review.
Much better than Terminal - Much better than terminal for changing dates. Touch command isn’t nearly as user friendly or as powerful as this application. Works great for me.