Change file creation date: on Windows, Mac

Change file creation date: on Windows, Mac

In this article we will show you how to to change or modify the creation date of certain files and folders on your PC or Mac. Read on for the step-by-step instructions.

How to change the creation date of files using Attribute Changer on PC?

  • Download Attribute Changer.
  • Double click on ac.exe to install the program.
  • Once installed the Change Attribute option will be available via the context menu:
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  • Right-click on your folder then select Change attribute > File Properties.
  • Check "Modify date and time stamps"
  • Make your changes and click OK.
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How to change file creation date on Mac?

To change file timestamps on Mac you will need to use the Terminal program.

  • Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal or simply press cmd and space keys simultaneously, then type "Terminal" and press the Enter key.
  • Locate the file you'd like to change in Finder.
  • In Terminal, type "touch -m" and space. Next, drag the file from Finder to Terminal and press Enter.
  • Modify the date of the creation using this formula: touch -t YYYYMMDDhhmm, where YYYY – is the year of creation, MM – the month, DD – the day, and hh/mm – hours and minutes.
  • Press Enter to save the changes.
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