Windows utility to modify modification date.
January 8, 2004 3:31 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a Windows utility that will recurse through a series of subdirectories and change the modification date on each folder to be the same as the newest item in that folder. [More inside]
posted by llamateur to computers & internet (8 answers total)
This is something that has eluded me for a long time now. I like to keep my folders sorted by date. I just think and work best that way. But there are a lot of things that can happen to change the date of a folder undesirably. The most obvious is moving folders from one machine to another: they all end up with the current date, instead of the date they had on the original machine. Another case is when you go into a two-year old directory and delete something: BAM! Now it's got today's date, even though everything in the folder is still two years old. Very frustrating.
I've Googled and I've searched through all my usual sources of freeware/shareware (nonags.com, tucows, webattack, pricelessware, betanews) and I've found lots of utilities (dozens!) that will let you set the date/timestamp to a particular, specified, value, but doing that manually on dozens or hundreds of subfolders would be a major pain. Is there some utility that will do it for me automagically?
(Freeware would be nice, but shareware is fine too. Either GUI or command-line is fine; I'm not picky, as long as it runs on 2000/XP.)