New utility that updates the modified time of folders according the latest modified time of the files stored in it

FolderTimeUpdate is a new tool for Windows that scans all files and folders under the base folder you choose, and updates the 'Modified Time' of every folder according the latest modified time of the files stored in it.
This tool might be useful if, for example, you backup a cluster of folders and then restore them into another disk, but the backup program doesn't restore the original modified time of the folders.

FolderTimeUpdate

FolderTimeUpdate

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

5 Responses to “New utility that updates the modified time of folders according the latest modified time of the files stored in it”

  1. Bob Levy Says:

    I have been waiting for this type of need app.
    I am running the simulation mode and was surprised to find The New modified time is Earlier that the original.
    Here is an example:
    orig first than new
    2012/10/26 5:05:51PM Orig
    2007/11/08 6:23:10AM New

    I guess the real question is what causes the folder timestamp to be updated?

  2. Mario Says:

    Thank you very very much.
    That is the perfect tool, i've been waiting for.
    I had exactly the situation you mentioned (backupcase).

    Some minor feature requests:
    - Browse-Button for basefolder or drag&drop support
    - can you integrate the basefolder into the lowerpanel (changingprocess)
    - in the lowerpanel a rightclick jump-to function (opens subfolder)
    - What's about a multiline select and only change selected rows

    Again thank you, and keep up the good work.
    Mario

  3. Steve Says:

    Hi
    I am looking for a Windows command line utility that will delete all files from a partition (actually a FAT32 partition) and remove the deleted directory entries so that it leaves the directory clean with no deleted directory entries in it.
    I do not want to use Windows format because the partition has been formatted in a special way and Windows format would destroy the FAT table positions, etc.
    I don't want or need to erase the data that was inside the files, I just need a clean directory so that any new files that I write to the partition will be contiguous. Unless the deleted directory entries are removed, using rd /s /q does not work because when I write new files, they are not contiguous. I don't want to defrag the new files either.
    Can you suggest anything?
    Thanks
    Steve

  4. George Birbilis Says:

    A very annoying issue with Windows is that when a file changes, its archive flag is set (that the file has new content, available for archiving), but it doesn't also change the archive flag for the parent folders (up to the root of the folder hierarchy). So it would be nice if that (or other) tool did it too

  5. a Says:

    bob levy. isn't that the goal of this app? reset folder date to date the newest file? your second date should always be that of the nest file in folder... unless I've misunderstood the function.

    comment: as I recall when archiving, 7-zip creates folder as a pseudo-root in the filename.7z
    so when extracting, 7-zip creates a folder of that name, but iirc, all folders inside have the timestamps as they were when archived.
    so PseudoRootFolder (09 Sep 1998)
    -inner1 (22 Apr 1997)
    -inner2 (11 Feb 1997)
    archive into the_folder.zip

    when extract,
    PseudoRootFolder (08 Dec 1014)
    -inner1 (22 Apr 1997)
    -inner2 (11 Feb 1997)

    only the_folder obtains modified date of time of extracting by 7-zip.

    comment: years ago, I imagined (fantasized?) this app. explorer would reset folder date to current date when I moved files. I was annoyed because my action was only moving a file, not even editing the file.

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