File Date Changer 5 is the ultimate file date changing tool for Mac OS X.

With File Date Changer you are free to change the creation and modification dates of your files or folders at will.

File Date Changer lets you:

• set file creation and modification dates to a specific date and/or time
• add and remove time from existing file dates
• copy existing creation dates onto the modification dates and vice versa
• lift file creation or modification dates from existing files
• remove file dates, so that they appear as "-----" in the Finder

File Date Changer 5 features an elegant and intuitive interface with many advanced features. Simply drag & drop the files you want to change into the file list, select an action from the popup menu and modify the settings to your liking, then click on "Perform Changes".


• batch operation
• powerful preview pane
• support for macOS 10.14 Mojave Dark Mode
• drag & drop into the file list or onto the application icon
• select files in the Finder and activate File Date Changer via the Finder context menu or via a hot key
• automatically deals with file date consistency rules
• separate processing for files and folders, batch processing of sub-folders


Please note that Mac OS X imposes a number of "common sense" rules when it comes to file dates and will not allow you to set dates to "invalid" values.

In particular, you cannot set the dates to future values (i.e. later than now) and files cannot be modified before they are created. File Date Changer 5 can automatically take care of these complications for you via the "automatically correct inconsistent dates" feature.

Also note that while File Date Changer will let you set dates before 1972, the Mac OS X Finder does not "like" such dates and as soon as you point the Finder to such a file, it will "correct" this date to the 1st of January 1972.

Photo Date Changer is available exclusively on the Mac App Store.

What’s New

Version 5.23

- first German localization

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings
2 Ratings
Dump Trump2 ,

Not so awesome

It looked great and worked great on a few test files. When I actually tried to change a scanned file to a 1941 date it wouldn't work. Then the help document suggested trying another version "A Better Finder" which you could download but which was a trial version that would only do five files at a time. It worked, but to get a full batch file App, you had to purchase a new one from the App store.

Percel Tudtud ,

Wow Awesome!!

Ever since FCP X came out, I've been recording audio seperately from video, I rely heavily on Date Creation data on all files to easily organize and synchronize audio and video files automatically. However, I didn't know that when my audio recorder batteries die, its internal clock resets and somehow resets creation date for all saved files. Luckily, it does save the "Modified date". But FCP X does'nt have the sort column for Dates modified, only Creation Date.

This meant that I would need to find the matching audio file to the video file by listening and watching, as oppose to seeing audio files already next to video files and I'm talking about over 200 video clips and 200 audio files.

I'm so glad I found this app! I was able to match creation date using the date modified, all in a single batch and and about 2 clicks , problems fixed!!!

i'm no longer using a slate or "clapper" to sync audio / video, its essential to keep all clocks in all devices syncronized. In another instance, one of my devices was off by about 3 minutes, theres an option in this App to add 3 minutes in all files that were created in that device! again, as a batch and 2 clicks and input time adjustment, done. Thanks Frank Rieff for developing this!!!

shukapaw ,

Does what it is supposed to… and does it well

I sell small software products and even though I would alter them, the "modified date" would never change. When I would send out updates, I'd get lots of inquiries as to why the date on the update was not more recent than the original. This prompted me to investigate how to make these changes. I stumbled onto this app and made a quick purchase. It could not be any easier to use. Now I won’t be sending out updates with confusing "modified dates"

Thanks for a simple but effective app



Frank Reiff
4 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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