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".


• batch operation
• powerful preview pane
• support for macOS 10.14 Mojave Dark Mode
• 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


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.

What’s New

Version 5.24

- full macOS 10.15 compatibility
- fixes stepper control bug

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

bigjim_ ,


Really like Better Rename 9, was hoping this could write date from photo EXIF information like Rename can when renaming files. After searching more, realized there was another app by the same developer that did what I wanted. Oh well, hard to find stuff on App Store, now I own both.

Dump Trump2 ,

Not so awesome

It looked great and worked great on a few test files. When I actually tried to change a scanned file to a 1941 date it wouldn't work. Then the help document suggested trying another version "A Better Finder" which you could download but which was a trial version that would only do five files at a time. It worked, but to get a full batch file App, you had to purchase a new one from the App store.

Triglyph ,


Did exactly what I needed to do. No muss, no fuss. Indispensable for the work I do with audio files.


Frank Reiff
4.1 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

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