I accidentally applied/copied wrong timestamps on a list of directories, and I would now like to copy timestamps from a file in the folder and apply it to the directory, e.g.: c:\myfiles\backup\file.txt

I need to apply "date modified" attribute/info from file.txt to c:\myfiles\backup and c:\myfiles


You could check the solution offered here which uses a third party utility called File Date Touch to do what you want to do.

Addition: Here you can find a VBScript solution to the above problem. Shouldn't be too difficult to modify the script to accept and read a file containing the file/folder name.

Hope that helps...

  • Thank you! Looks very nifty but requires me to manually extract the attributes and populate. Hoping for a way to duplicate attributes from the file to folder - if it can be scripted that would really make my day! – bludevil Jan 22 '14 at 23:12
  • How about this, then? stackoverflow.com/questions/16217829/… – JSanchez Jan 22 '14 at 23:15

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