Change's a files modified and created date time.

Simple to use.
set the modified date and or created date.
set the modified time and or created time.
then drop a file/s or folder onto the app.

Folder processing options, allow just the folder you drop to be process or set the folder depth to the depth required, to process all subfolders set dir depth to 0.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

Fixed issue reporting failure when date time was changed.
New UI:
* Files processed are now displayed along with a a status message.
* File drop location removed you can now drop files anywhere in the application.
Added option to set modified date to the files current created date
Added option to set created date to the files current modified date
Set date and time options for created and modified now get saved after processing files, saved state is reloaded on startup

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

leSwitch ,

Works well, to a point

This program works as advertised… But becomes unresponsive after a while and needs to be restarted. Its a minor annoyance but hopefully will be worked out in the future!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the rating, would love to fix the issue your seeing, is there nay the info you can offer for the app going inresponsive? please contact

SpaceyJayCee ,

Unexpectedly helpful, in more ways than one

I expected File Date Modifier to be something I'd use on occasion. I wound using it every day, often a number of times every day. I use it to change dates so groups of files appear together, in order, when I open a folder and sort it by date. Like most people, I get distracted, I multitask, files get saved (webloc browser files, for example) to my desktop in chaotic fashion. I keep an alias of my Desktop folder on my desktop, so I can open it quickly and see all the files I’ve piled up on my desktop, but in a nice clean list. I can then find related files that are out of chronological order, set File Date Modifier to the desired date and time to fix that, and, one by one (or however many), drag them onto File Date Modifier, and, bingo, they're all reset to the desired time to appear when listed in the desired chronological order.

Also surprisingly helpful has been its developer … at least compared to a few others I’ve had occasion to contact. Shaun not only responded very quickly to a suggestion I sent him, but he actually implemented it. I’ve had others tell me my suggestion was a great idea, that they would add it to their next release, but they never do. Shaun did. I’m still impressed.

Moovvv ,

One trick pony, but does it well

I'd give it 5 stars, but for one annoyance. It always starts with set created date and set created time checked. I almost exclusively use set modified date and set modified time. Would be nice if it remembered the last used settings and reopened with them. Not a major problem, but as I said, an annoyance, having to click four check boxes every time I use it.

Developer Response ,


Thanks for the stars. I’m sure I can update the app to remember your last settings. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Shaun HIrst
3.6 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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