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File Time Stamp


Need to change or fix the time of one or more files?

Is your phone or camera marking photos with incorrect hour?

Our FileHourFix can help you do this in a jiffy -- and Yes, it works in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, too!

Simply download and install FileHourFix, and you will have the easiest, quickest and most effective tool to change the modification time, creation time and last accessed time of any number of file in one fell swoop.

The time and annoyance you'll save by using this easy to use and well tested product is well worth the small price!

Note: If you are looking for a similar tool to modify a file's modification time to the current time, check our  FileTimeNow.

What is File Time and what does FileHourFix do?

In Windows, every file has an associated creation time, last modified time and last accessed time. Time means the year, month, day and the actual hour, minute and second.

Other devices which create or store digital photos, documents and other files, associate a timestamp (or more) with a file, too.

Sometimes, because the computer had its clock set inaccurately or for other reasons (e.g. different time zones, operating systems, time notation conventions),  you may find yourself in a situation where you have to modify only the hour in which a collection of files were created, last modified (edited) or last accessed (read).

Depending on the Windows edition, changing the date or time even for a a file could be tricky and require certain technical skills. Moreover, even for those skilled in the art, changing the time for a given collection of files would be tedious and time consuming.

This is why we created FileHourFix,-- to help you perform this complicated task, with a single click!  To make it as fast and intuitive as possible, you set the number of hours to adjust when you install FileHourFix:

Setting number of hours to adjust

Then you simply right-click a file (or more) and select File Hour Fix!

In the following snapshot you can see the original times of a selection of files, a moment before using FileHourFix to change it:

Original Modification Time of a File

And this is how all three date types of the files look, a moment after FileHourFix was applied:

File Time after Right-Clicking FileHourFix

Note: It goes without saying that you can only change the time of a files to which you have write access. This is especially true in Windows 7, which has stronger protection for system files.

As with all Software Candy products, FileHourFix is completely free of any viruses or spyware (digitally signed for authenticity and integrity) and is well tested for its advertised features. If ever needed, you can also uninstall it completely with a single click, performing a total cleanup after itself.

The beauty of this wizard is that you don't have to follow any complex instructions. Once you download this setup file (keep it on your desktop or in an easy-to-find folder), you open it, enter the number of hours and minutes by which you wish to adjust file time and click the Finish button to complete installation. Then, from now on, all you have to do to change a file's timestamp, is right-click that file and select File Hour Fix!

Note: No desktop icons will be installed, as to avoid cluttering your desktop. Instead, you will find a Software Candy entry in your Start Menu, which allows you to uninstall it, should you ever want to do this.

The date and time a file was created, accessed, or changed is an integral (sometimes critical) part of the file, whether this information is needed for legal purposes, entertainment or just proper system operation. Modern operating systems keep records of at least these three values for each file and directory. They are also known as time stamps (or timestamps).

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 record and track at least the following three timestamps:
  1. Date Created: When a file or directory is newly created, this value is set and never changes (unless manipulated by a tool like FileHourFix). A new copy of a file saved to a different location, is regarded as a new file and thus has its own creation time stamp.
  2. Date Modified:  Also known as the Last Written date. When you (or a computer program) changes the contents of a file a directory, this time value changes. Note that renaming a file is not considered content change.
  3. Date Accessed:  Shows the last time the file was accessed or read.

By nature, time stamps are neither foolproof nor temper-proof. There are many reasons why the dates and times recorded for a given file may be inaccurate. For example, the computer’s system clock may have been incorrectly set or a file originating in one computing device (digital camera, smartphone, iPhone, iPad or other mobile device).

This is where we step in and offer our family of pinpoint solutions for particular scenarios. Our FileHourFix for example,  is perfect for situations in which your smartphone or digital camera are set to different time systems. 

  • Q1. I saw some references to a "command line". What is it? Do I have to know what a command line is?
  • A1. No, you don't have to know how to type commands or what a command line is. All you do after downloading and saving our  FileHourFix to your desktop (or any folder) is install it and from now on use your mouse only to apply the file hour fix.
  • Q2. How do I change the number of hours (or minutes) by which to adjust file time?
  • A2. Simply re-install FileHourFix (keep a copy of your download in an easy to find place).
  • Q3. Can this tool change the "Date Taken" timestamp of a photo?
  • A3. We are planning to support this in the future, but the current version can only change the three timestamps listed in the advanced tab: Created, Modified, Accessed. 
  • Q4. I downloaded and installed this software and it fixed my problem. Thank you! However, I can't find its icon on the desktop. Did I do anything wrong?
  • A4. No, you did everything correctly. By design, we do not clutter your desktop with unnecessary icons. 

To enjoy FileHourFix:
  1. Click 'add this to my cart' button below.
  2. Download it (it will become immediately available for download after payment).
  3. Install it.

That's it. :-)

By purchasing this product, you receive 12 downloads for 365 days (whichever expires first). In effect, this gives you up to 12 FREE upgrades for one year. If you purchased this product, remember to periodically check this page for a new version. We strive to polish our products to perfection.

Note: Unless otherwise noted (in the compatibility list below), this software is compatible with the 32-bit version of Windows. Download this FREE tool to check whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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Windows Vista®, Windows Vista® 64-bit, Windows® 7, Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows® XP,

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