File Time Changer : Command-line Tool to Change File Date and Time
File Time Changer
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File Time Changer is the Free Command-line tool to quickly change the Date/Time stamp of the file.

It also allows you to view the current date/time of the file before modifying it.

You can view or modify all the 3 types of timestamp for the file,

  • Creation Time
  • Last Access Time
  • Last Modified Time

Being a command-line tool makes it easy to automate through scripts.

It works well on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.

How to use?
File Time Changer is very easy to use tool. It is command-line/console based tool, hence you have to launch it from the command prompt (cmd.exe).

Here is the simple usage information
   FileTimeChanger.exe [-s | -c] <file_path>
        -s          Show the current date/time of file
        -c          Change the date/time of file
        <filepath>   Full path of the file
Examples of File Time Changer
//Show the current Date/Time of file
FileTimeChanger -s 'c:\program files\filetest.txt'
//Change the Date/Time of the file
FileTimeChanger -c 'c:\windows\calc.exe'
//Show this help screen
FileTimeChanger.exe -h
Here are simple instructions on how to change file time
  • In command prompt, type the following command
    FileTimeChanger.exe -c <file_path>
  • You will see the interactive prompt asking you to enter new 'Creation Date/Time' as shown in screenshot 1
  • If you want to keep existing date/time then just press ENTER. Else specify the new date/time in the format shown
  • Similarly you will be asked to enter new 'Last Access' & 'Last Modified' date/time.
  • Follow the same procedure and at the end you will see the 'success' message if everything goes well.
Screenshot 1: Changing the file date/time using File Time Changer
FileTimeChanger in Action
Screenshot 2: File Time Changer showing the changed Date/Time of the File
FileTimeChanger in Action
Release History
Version 1.0: 25th Apr 2013
First public release of File Time Changer.
FREE Download File Time Changer v1.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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