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What's New in DirDate v6.5 - 6 February 2015
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Now can change the date and time of symbolic links (symlinks)
that are folders (previously was just files).
Added .WAV and .M4A to supported Exif extensions.
What's New in DirDate v6.4 - 6 October 2014
What's New in DirDate v6.3.1 - 22 August 2014
Fixed TSettings error on start.
What's New in DirDate v6.3 - 21 August 2014
Now can change the date and time of symbolic links (symlinks)
otherwise known as file reparse points.
What's New in DirDate v6.2 - 11 March 2014
Now copes correctly with setting the time to a date in an
earlier time period with different DST settings to the
What's New in DirDate v6.1 - 6 January 2014
DIRFIX mode now sets folder creation date to earlier creation
of any entry.
What's New in DirDate v6.0 - 5 March 2013
DirDate now can extract EXIF dates and apply them to the
file. You can also correct for time zone differences
between when the photos were taken compared to now e.g.
dirdate.exe CREATION= MODIFIED= EXIF hour=+1 c:\aemail\*.jpg
DirDate now includes shortcuts (SymLinks), Compressed,
Encrypted and Virtual files in its date calculations.
What's New in DirDate v5.9 - 20 February 2013
Report mode and date change 'ALL' mode now change the
Last Accessed date last.
What's New in DirDate v5.8 - 29 January 2013
Fixed command-line filenames with embedded equals signs (=) being
interpreted as options. Unknown options are now treated as a filename
and flagged with a warning message.
Removed debug statements going to clipboard.
What's New in DirDate v5.7 - 6 December 2012
New desktop shortcuts and Windows Explorer right-click menus for
fixing folder dates.
Renamed modify, create and access command line options to
current_modif(y/ied), current_create(d) and current_access(ed) for refering to the
date of the current file, so expressions like
dirdate creation= current_modified *.*
are more natural.
-REPORT mode now supports -ONLYFILES and -ONLYDIRS options.
What's New in DirDate v5.6.1 - 30 October 2012
Quiet mode now even quieter. Quiet mode can be used to suppress
the Registration and Copyright messages if set via the DIRDATE
Now supports -ALL and ALL=, previously ALL= was not understood.
What's New in DirDate v5.6 - 11 June 2012
New x32 and x64 programs - one installer.
What's New in DirDate v5.5 - 3 February 2012
Fixed usage of -FILEFIX when used on its own - DirDate did not
think any changes were being specified.
What's New in DirDate v5.4 - 16 January 2012
-IGNOREHIDDEN to ignore hidden files - very useful if you need to
ignore certain types of file- they can be hidden by a batch file
prior to running DirDate, and then unhidden afterwards, e.g.
attrib +H *.* /S
attrib -H *.* /S
What's New in DirDate v5.3 - 4 November 2011
-QUIET mode now suppresses the copyright and license display
What's New in DirDate v5.2 - 4 August 2011
Added -DATEFORMAT=d/m/y | m/d/y etc in case you need to work
with a date format other than the system short date format
(e.g. if you process a report file from a computer in a
different locale, or generate a report for a computer in a different
The date format should only use the date separator character (typically - or /)
and the m, mm, d, dd, yy, and yyyy format specifiers.
-REPORT mode generates dates in accordance with the system
short date format - previously it used d/m/y always.
-REPORT mode now adds
to produce less output when report.bat is run.
Added new 'All' option to change all remaining files in
-C Confirm mode.
Documented the DIRDATE environment variable.
Now understands Unicode filenames on the command line.
What's New in DirDate v5.1 - 2 August 2011
Now you can set a file date based on the creation,
modification or last access date - e.g. setting the
create date to the modified date minus one hour.
Change command line syntax (still backward compatible).
What's New in DirDate v5.0 - 1 August 2011
Added -FILEFIX option to fix file dates so that if the
modified date is earlier than the create date, the create
date is set to the modified date.
Added -ONLYFILES and -ONLYDIRS to restrict what gets
In -C Confirmation mode, the read only flag on a file is
now only modified if the user selects Yes; previously the
read-only attribute would be changed regardless.
What's New in DirDate v4.9.3 - 25 May 2011
Fixed Unicode uppercasing issues with -IGNOREDIR=
What's New in DirDate v4.9.2 - 24 May 2011
Fixed doubling up of the foldername as a filename
when the start folder was not specified.
Fixed -IGNOREDIR not being recognized.
What's New in DirDate v4.9.1 - 17 May 2011
Final changes to -DIROLDEST and -DIRNEWEST.
What's New in DirDate v4.9 - 16 May 2011
Now can specify folders to ignore using -IGNOREDIR.
Fixed -DIROLDEST and -DIRNEWEST not working
What's New in DirDate v4.8 - 9 May 2011
Now can specify wildcards for any mode - fixed bug
with specifying anything other than *.* and -r mode.
Fixed Out of Memory errors handling ignore list
What's New in DirDate v4.7 - 16 March 2011
New ignore list option -IGNORE=... - by default
thumbs.db, desktop.ini are ignored.
Report mode now no longer ignores wildcards.
What's New in DirDate v4.6.1 - 19 July 2010
Removed more messages from output when QUIET
mode is on.
What's New in DirDate v4.6 - 13 July 2010
Removed reference file messages from output when QUIET
mode is on.
What's New in DirDate v4.5.4 - 30 April 2010
Fixed dates not being set correctly.
What's New in DirDate v4.5.3 - 30 March 2010
Fixed missing leading '.' from relative paths in -REPORT mode.
What's New in DirDate v4.5.2 - 29 March 2010
Fixed setting of folder dates in -DIRFIX, -DIROLDEST and
Directory specified in -REPORT mode output is now a
relative directory, as documented.
What's New in DirDate v4.5.1 - 27 March 2010
Fixed -report mode not writing to standard out when redirected.
Fixed dates in whatsnew, license, order files.
Fixed folder create/last modified being reversed.
What's New in DirDate v4.5 - 25 March 2010
Added -DIRFIX to set reset folder dates after a backup/restore -
folder create date is set to the oldest file date, folder
modify date is set to the newest file date.
A wildcard of *.* is now enforced when -DIRFIX, -DIROLDEST,
-DIRNEWEST or -REPORT is used with the -R option to ensure that
all directories are traversed.
Now works with Unicode filenames.
What's New in DirDate v4.4.4 - 2 July 2009
Fixed -DIROLDEST (for the last time!)
What's New in DirDate v4.4.3 - 1 July 2009
Fixed -DIROLDEST and -DIRNEWEST (again)
What's New in DirDate v4.4.2 - 29 June 2009
New -QUIET option which is much faster
Fixed -DIROLDEST and -DIRNEWEST
What's New in DirDate v4.4.1 - 26 June 2009
Output can be redirected to speed up output e.g.
dirdate -r -diroldest r:\*.*> nul
Now ignores folder dates and empty folder dates when
using -diroldest and -dirnewest, so dud folders don't
throw out the date calculations.
What's New in DirDate v4.4 - 6 March 2009
Now can change the dates of just a folder by not specifying any wildcards e.g.
dirdate -year=1999 c:\aemail
Now accepts redirected input with a list of files to be updated e.g.
dir /s /b | dirdate -min=22
What's New in DirDate v4.3 - 26 August 2008
Now can produce a .BAT report making it easy to copy a set
of dates from one folder (or group of folders) to another.
What's New in DirDate v4.2.1 - 2 July 2008
Install now adds DirDate to the system path.
What's New in DirDate v4.2 - 27 June 2008
New -diroldest and -dirnewest to set
the folder to the date of the oldest or
newest file respectively. e.g.
dirdate -r -diroldest c:\aemail\
What's New in DirDate v4.1.4 - 16 June 2008
Now accepts dates in the format
-date=$/$/$ and times in the format
where $ represents the 'current' value.
What's New in DirDate v4.1.3 - 11 June 2008
New evaluation warning.
What's New in DirDate v4.1.2 - 5 May 2008
Fixed date values being read as zero.
What's New in DirDate v4.1.1 - 1 May 2008
Removed EXIF info from help file.
What's New in DirDate v4.1 - 11 March 2008
Now allows relative date changes in any date part e.g.
day=+3 adds 3 to the current day, day=-3 removes 3 days
What's New in DirDate v3.9.1 - 28 January 2008
Now allows Years as early as 1601 for NTFS.
What's New in DirDate v3.9 - 19 November 2007
Now correctly implements regional date order such
as d/m/y for UK/AU etc.
What's New in DirDate v3.8.2 - 14 May 2007
Fixed bug in applying folder dates.
-C option to confirm each change is now implemented.
What's New in DirDate v3.8.1
Fixed bug in handling of ADD= and SUBTRACT= options.
What's New in DirDate v3.8
Now can change dates on the actual folder entries.
Now can set the dates on read-only files as well.
Now can set all date parts in one shot.
What's New in DirDate v3.7.1
Last Access date of reference file is no longer modified.
Applying the reference file date now respects time zones.
What's New in DirDate v3.7
New option to retrieve the reference file's create or last accessed date.
What's New in DirDate v3.6
Updated documentation and Usage information.
What's New in DirDate v3.5
Fix for year=+2 and year=-2 style command line options.
What's New in DirDate v3.4
Now displays better error messages, and does not halt on errors.
What's New in DirDate v3.3
Now applies wildcards to only modify the specified files.
What's New in DirDate v3.2
Can now add or subtract amounts from existing dates e.g. to correct for time zone
What's New in DirDate v3.1
Win32 version as well as 16 bit version
What's New in DirDate v2.9
Fixed documentation error - should have been '\v' to disable date validity checking
What's New in DirDate v2.8
Date and time separator can be any non-digit character
Now examines current locale to determine correct date order to use
Updated contact information
What's New in DirDate v2.7
Years can be increased or decreased (very useful for Y2K)
Date validity checking can now be disabled, allowing dates like Feb 29, 2000 to be
used (advanced users only)
File and directory attributes can be modified, including Volume ID and Directory
attributes (advanced users only)
File and directory sizes can be modified (advanced users only)
See http://www.datamystic.com/dirdate.html for more info.