Windows 7/8/10 – How to change a files ‘Created’ and ‘Modified’ dates

If you need to change the ‘Created’ or ‘Modified’ dates on a file you have two options:

  1. Change the date and time on your computer, then save the file
  2. Use a third-party utility.

Using option two, my favourite utility is FileDate Changer – which is completely FREE and doesn’t require installation. Just download and run, even from a USB stick.

With it you can drop and drag a list of files from either your local computer, a network drive or UNC path then select the dates and hit ‘Change File Date’.

You can download the utility from the official website here:

Or here:






Nav Malik

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