All files on our computers have some sort of timestamps associated with them. The timestamps host some crucial information like when the file was created and when was it last accessed or modified. These timestamps are automatically updated as we normally use and open these files. There might be a few scenarios where you want to change these timestamps without opening or modifying the file. You might want to make the file look a few days younger or older. This can be easily done by using a free tool called NewFileTime.
NewFileTime for Windows PC
NewFileTime is a freeware for Windows that lets you modify timestamps of any file on Windows. You can modify all types of timestamps including Last Accessed Time, Last Modified Time and Creation time.
How to change the date created timestamp on a file
The tool is quite simple to use and comes with a lot of intuitive features. NewFileTime is a batch tool which means, you can run this tool on multiple files and folders in one go. All you need to do is drag all files and folders for which you want to modify timestamps for. Include subfolders and subfiles can also be enabled if you want to run this tool on all files and folders inside the main folder.
Once you are done adding the files, you can move on to modifying their timestamps. You can also view a file’s existing timestamps by clicking on it. There are three ways in which you can modify the timestamps, all of them have discussed as follows.
This mode will let you set an exact date and time for selected files. You can use the checkboxes to control what information you want to change. You can modify only the time and preserve the date or do it the other way around. Also, you can totally leave out any timestamp out of Date Modified, Date Created and Date Accessed. This mode is ideal if you want to give an exact date to selected files.
Be Older mode makes your files look older. By older here we mean that the tool will make your file look as if it was created/accessed/modified a few days before its actual date. This mode is ideal if you want to say I did my work on time, you can check the timestamps. Like the Set Time mode, you can use the checkboxes to select all the information that you want to change.
This mode works the way opposite to Be Older mode. It makes your file looks a little young by adding a few days to the actual date. This mode is ideal when you want to convey that the work was done later than it was done.
So, these were the modes that NewFileTime has to offer. Once you have selected a suitable mode, you can you can click a file to preview the new timestamps that are going to be applied. And you can compare both new and old timestamps too.
The last step that you need to do now is hit Set-Time button, and the timestamps will be updated. You can also export the results as text files, and the same file can also be used later to import.
NewFileTime is a great utility to quickly batch update timestamps of different files. You don’t need to open the file or require any other software to view/edit the file. NewFileTime works with any file and gets the job done quickly. Click here to download NewFileTime.