Change File and Folder Attributes With Attribute Changer


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Was the time zone or date wrong on your camera on your vacation photos? Need to change the name of a drive, the time or date stamp on a bunch of files or folders? Was a file moved to a different location and the date and time changed? Need to synchronize the attributes of files or folders?  Have a file or folder you want to protect from changes by write protecting it? Do all that and more with this useful file management tool for Windows.

Attribute Changer lets you change and modify files and folders on your computer. Easily change the file attribute of any file, folder or drive from within Windows File Explorer. With a right click, you can change the attributes of drives, folders, and individual files (hidden, compressed, read-only, EXIF, archive, system, etc.), the date and time stamps on photos and files of all types (PDF, MP3, html, .doc, text, mobi, png, jpg, exe, system and more) one at a time or in a batch.

If you like to fiddle with attributes, the program has filters, reports and settings to work with, and the simulation mode lets you view changes before making them permanent. The program has a PDF user manual with tutorials.
This program can make changes to system files, so be careful changing system and hidden attributes -  they are used by Windows to flag special folders.

Attribute Changer runs on Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP with 32 and 64 bit versions. At 4.57 MB, it's a small program that integrates nicely into the Explorer context menu. VirusTotal rates it 1/67, with the 1 more than likely a false positive. WOT says the site is safe. I've used it for 5 months with no issues.

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This is nice, but what I really want is to be able to change a file's date to "now" by picking it in a context menu. Like having unix "touch" as a menu option.

I have sets of files I want in a certain order for various reasons, and using touch then sorting them by modify date seems way better than having to rename them all with a prefix.

Thanks! Useful utility. It works for me for most attributes (Windows 10). Strangely, some refused to be changed. Some could only be reverted to the original state when using "Use saved".
PS. Sorry, I could change all attributes. But for some of them you have to click several times in the tick box. First time a small black square appears (means no change - just as a blank white box), next time a tick (V) appears - then it changes attribute there.

You're welcome. I've run across some system files where the box was grayed out for certain attributes.

Looks like a useful utility but I'm wondering if the attribute changes made with the program remain unaffected if a system restore has to be implemented.

Good question. I don't know the answer to that.