PowerShell for Windows Admins

Dec 30 2018   7:39AM GMT

Change file times

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


When a file is created, accessed or modified that time is recorded. This is how to change file times.

There are three properties to consider:





Just to add to the fun there are UTC (GMT in real world) times as well:




If you need to change a property its a set operation. For instance

Get-ChildItem -Path x9.txt | foreach {$_.LastWriteTime = ($_.LastWriteTime).AddHours(6)}


Substitute the appropriate property as required. If you change a property the UTC version is changed in step – accounting for timezone differences

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