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Looking for a tool to change a file's modified date which works from inside File Explorer context menu. I am aware of external tools like BulkFileChanger but I want to right click on a file and make the change.

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This one is freeware, and will change what you need plus various attributes that users don't normally have access to:

  Attribute Changer

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Can be found in your file's context menu after install. – amenthes Jan 30 '15 at 0:02

You can use File Date Touch - Windows version of UNIX touch command

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Welcome to, Neil! Does 'File Date Touch' really work from within the context menu, or is it a separate utility? Also, does it have different functionality / benefits over the suggestion in the accepted answer? – einpoklum Apr 4 '13 at 21:12
@einpoklum I can answer that - yes it does have benefits - it DOESN'T show in context menu :) which I find great. Google has redirected me to this question, but on the other hand, I was looking for precisely this answer! Thanks Neil. – Aleks Oct 27 '13 at 16:01

I know its probably too late to answer this, but apparently this does exactly what OP wanted:

SKTimeStamp is a very simple shell extension which adds a new tab to the Explorer properties dialog. On that new tab, you can change the file/folder date and time.

Available for x86 and x64 Windows systems.

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You can change the create date from the command line. You must first change the system clock date, then open a command prompt window at the current working directory, and issue the command:

copy /b [filename] + ,,

This uses the concatenation directive with the binary (/b) switch, basically copying the file to itself and incidentally setting the create date of the "new" file to the current system clock.

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This does not answer the question, which explicitly insists on an answer that works inside File Explorer. – Kazark Apr 22 '13 at 16:39
I was just looking for a way to change the mtime on a file and this method worked great for me. – stevepastelan Jan 14 '14 at 18:05

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