Change The Creation Date of a File

You can alter the creation date of a file using the touch command in the Terminal. This can come in handy if you want to export a photo and have the creation date match the date the photo was taken.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Change The Creation Date of a File”

    8 years ago

    Created is not changing for me. Only the Modified date.

    8 years ago

    The creation date is not a file property in the unix file system. It is, however, contained in the HFS file metadata. It can be set with the SetFile utility which can be found in the Xcode developer tools.

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