File Date Changer 5 is an affordable do-one-thing-really-well Mac App Store-exclusive version of A Better Finder Attributes 5 that concentrates entirely on file date changing.
Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control
File Date Changer 5 gives you total control over file creation and modification dates, setting them to specific times and dates, adding or removing time or simply removing them altogether.
Other Noteworthy Features
- batch operation
- drag & drop into the file list or onto the application icon
- select files in the Finder and activate File Date Changer 5 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.