updated 11:00 pm EDT, Thu June 23, 2011
Utilities adjust folder, file date stamp settings
Dalamser has launched two new apps for working with folder and file date stamps, Folder Dater and Date Paradox Resolver. Folder Dater is a utility for setting folder date stamps based on the files within the folder, easing the sorting process in the Finder. Date Paradox Resolver fixes problematic date stamps, where a file or folder has an out-of-range date stamp, like a year of 1904 or 2063, due to improper copying or computers with inaccurate clock times.
Folder Dater changes the practice of dating the folder to the last time a file was added, which prevents users from searching for a folder based on when work was done on the documents. It instead adjusts the folder to reflect the least-recently created file in the folder. It can alternately set the date for the most recent file, adjusting either create dates or modify dates per user preference.
Date Paradox Resolver can set older dates on files or folders to a more recent stamp, future dates to the present and can reset creation dates to the modification date if the first is irregular. The app can also copy creation dates from a good file or folder to the questionable item.
The two utilities each require Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. Both are now available on the Mac App Store for $4 each.