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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