File Date Corrector – Correct ‘Date Created’ and ‘Date Modified’ and Restore Original Creation Date
You set up your new computer and all imported files on your new hard disk have a wrong “Date Created”? Or you copied all your vacation photos from your digital camera to your computer and you have discovered that the “Date Created” of all pictures is the date of copying?
For many applications it is important that the system displays the original creation and modification dates of the files. Especially for legal documents the original “Date Created” is of great importance. Also when sorting your pictures, the original “Date Taken” is needed in order to document your reportage in the correct time sequence.
When copying files to another storage media, Microsoft Windows™ takes the date of copying as the new file date “Created” and not the original creation date or date taken of the files. Therefore, the “Date Created” can even be more recent than the “Date Modified”.
File Date Corrector for Windows is able to correct simply and fast the system-provided file dates “Created” and “Modified”, taking into account the correct time zone. For this purpose, File Date Corrector is extracting the necessary information from metadata and file information of various files such as pictures, video, audio, documents (Microsoft Office Documents as well as Open Document Formats by Open Office, Libre Office etc.) and PDFs in order to correct the file date “Created” and restores the original creation date / date taken. Alternatively, the program can also use a fixed date or extract the date from the filename using a flexibly determinable date and time format. All possibilities can be applied at the same time and the corresponding priorities are arbitrarily adjustable. In addition, the directory date can be adjusted according to the oldest and most recent content.
File Date Corrector enables to correct file dates “Created” and “Modified” of complete file directories at once. Before the definitive execution of corrections, a preview with the intended date corrections is displayed.
For a short introduction please watch the video “Wrong File Date? How To Restore Original Creation Date Of Files”.
File Formats Containing Meta Information Supported by File Date Corrector
Document files, which may include meta information:
pdf, doc, docx, docm, dotx, dotm, xls, xlsx, xlsm, xltx, xltm, ppt, pptx, pptm, potx, potm, odt, ods, odp, odg, odc, odf, odi, odm, eml, msg (Outlook)
Image files, which may include EXIF and IPTC meta information:
jpg, jpeg, jpeg2000, jp2, j2k, j2c, jng, jif, jpe, png, tif, tiff, dng, nef, cr2, crw, nrw, raw, raf, orf, erf, arw, rw2, pef, srw, mrw, xmp (sidecar files)
Audio files, which may include meta information:
ogg, ogm, mp2, mp3, wma, ra, ape, mac, flac, ac3, aac, dts, m4a, m4b, cda, wav
Video files, which may include meta information:
avi, mpeg, mpg, vob, mp4, mpgv, mpv, m1v, m2v, m4v, asf, wmv, qt, mov, rm, rmvb, ifo, wtv, dvr-ms, mkv, mka, mks, divx, xvid, m2ts, m2t, mts, ts, flv, 3gp, mxf, swf
Microsoft Windows™ 7/8/10 (32bit and 64bit).
Program space on hard disk: about 15 MB.
What Our Customers Say About File Date Corrector
“I just bought the license for File Date Corrector. After spending a couple hours using another program that required manual entry of the creation date, your program is a great relief. Thanks for making it so simple and affordable. Best $20 I’ve spent in a long time.”
Ron Camarata, USA
I don’t recall ever having written to a software company to say thank you but really feel it’s deserved. I have migrated my entire family photo album to dropbox and it made all my file created and modified information the same date. Mostly for videos all video editors use file created so makes it impossible to work with the many family clips taken from my iphone. Your software delivered on the promise and fixed my import directory and saved me a world of pain. Many many thanks – sure I will be downloading your directory printer in the year ahead as well.”
G.G., South Africa