I have a lot of images sorted according to their filenames: img1.jpg, img2.jpg ...

I need to change the file date which is now the same on all images so that img1.jpg date is before img2.jpg etc

I don't care what the start date is or what the time difference between 2 images is (1 sec will work). I need this because some services ie flickr rely on the image file datetime which I lost.

Any way to do this ?

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  • The essence of it is that copy /b filename+,, redates the file to the current time. Oct 16, 2018 at 21:10

1 Answer 1

@echo off

echo Before:
for %%A in (*.jpg) do (
    for /f "tokens=1-2 delims=" %%i in ('"forfiles /m "%%A" /c "cmd /c echo @fdate @ftime" "') do echo %%i %%j %%A

echo Changing dates...
for %%A in (*.jpg) do (
    echo Redating %%A
    copy /b "%%A"+,, > nul
    ping -n 2>nul

echo After:
for %%A in (*.jpg) do (
    for /f "tokens=1-2 delims=" %%i in ('"forfiles /m "%%A" /c "cmd /c echo @fdate @ftime" "') do echo %%i %%j %%A


22/12/2016 21:52:17  img01.jpg
15/04/2017 19:25:39  img02.jpg
26/12/2010 11:00:45  img03.jpg
03/02/2018 20:48:00  img04.jpg
15/07/2018 20:01:14  img05.jpg
29/03/2012 19:28:54  img06.JPG
04/10/2003 16:47:54  img07.jpg
04/08/2006 17:27:25  img08.jpg

Changing dates...
Redating img01.jpg
Redating img02.jpg
Redating img03.jpg
Redating img04.jpg
Redating img05.jpg
Redating img06.JPG
Redating img07.jpg
Redating img08.jpg

14/10/2018 09:25:48  img01.jpg
14/10/2018 09:25:49  img02.jpg
14/10/2018 09:25:50  img03.jpg
14/10/2018 09:25:51  img04.jpg
14/10/2018 09:25:53  img05.jpg
14/10/2018 09:25:54  img06.JPG
14/10/2018 09:25:55  img07.jpg
14/10/2018 09:25:56  img08.jpg

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