Main menu - File - Attributes/Timestamp...


Activating the menu item "File → Attributes/Timestamp..." or the shortcut "Shift+Enter" opens the "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog for the items (files and/or folders) selected in the active panel. In this dialog their attributes and their timestamps (date and time) can be changed.


This command should be performed only by very experienced users.


The "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog contains the tabs

the information bar

and the buttons

Tab Operation


Selected item(s)

The content displayed under "Selected item(s)" differs according to for how many items (files and/or folders) attributes and timestamps have to be changed:

If several files (and/or folders) are selected, the number of files (and/or folders) is displayed under "Selected item(s)".

from

The folder from where the items have to be changed is displayed under "from".

Include files and folders in subfolders

If this option is checked, the operations defined in this dialog are also executed in files and folders, that are stored in subfolders of the selected folders.

Include only files of this type:

Set attributes

If this option is checked, for each attribute can be defined whether it has to be set for all files and folders listed in the tab "Files". The following attributes can be changed:

The status of the following attributes is only shown, if all items listed in the tab "Files" have the same status concerning the attribute.

These attributes can not be changed:

Tab "Set timestamp"

Option "Set timestamp"

If this option is checked, the options "Move timestamp" and "Set timestamp as in target folder" are inactive. All files and folders listed in the tab "Files" receive the timestamps defined here. The following timestamps can be set:

The "Modified" timestamp can be edited, if the check boxes in the rows "Set timestamp" and "Modified" are checked. The following processing possibilities are offered for the "Modified" timestamp:

Tab "Move timestamp"

Option "Move timestamp"

If this option is checked, the options "Set timestamp" and "Set timestamp as in target folder" are inactive.

Tab "Set timestamp as in target folder"

Option "Set timestamp as in target folder"

If this option is checked, the options "Set timestamp" and "Move timestamp" are inactive.

If this option is checked, the "Modified" timestamp of an item of the "from" folder is set to the value of the modified timestamp of the item of the same name in the target folder.

If this option is checked, the "Modified" timestamp of an item of the "from" folder is set to the value of the created timestamp of the item of the same name in the target folder.

After activating the button or the F4 key, the "Browse for folder" dialog is shown. Selecting a folder and activating "OK" overwrites the input field folder with the selected folder

Tab Files

The tab "Files" lists all items (files and/or folders) for which the attributes and/or timestamps should be changed.



Initially only the columns "Name" and "Path" are filled. The columns "Attribute", "Created" and "Modified" are filled only after activating the button .

Button

Activating the button reloads all files. This may be useful if they can be processed from various workspaces.

Preview changes

The button is active only, if at least one operation is checked in the tab "Operation".

After activating the button " the following additional columns are shown with the desired changes:

Quick filter bar


The quick filter provides the possibility to decrease the number of files whose attributes and/or timestamps should be changed.

After activating the button a selection list is shown, with the last inputs (filters) in this field. Clicking the button activates the highlighted filter.

Tab Settings

Under the tab "Settings" further settings for the "Attributes/Timestamp" process can be defined.



Auto close for successful operation

If this option is checked, the "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog is closed automatically, as soon as all changes are successfully completed.

Auto close for canceled operation

If this option is checked, the "Pack files" dialog is closed automatically, after one pack process was canceled.

Activate "Set timestamp" with current timestamp on open mask

If this option is checked, on opening the "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog the actual timestamp is inserted in the row "Modified" of the operation "Set timestamp".

Information bar:  ...files ...folders

In the "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog the information bar (lowest window line) "Waiting for starting operation on: ...files ...folders" shows the information how many files and folders are to be changed. On opening the dialog the bar is invisible. Whenever the tab "Files" or the button "Run" are activated, the files and folders to be changed are loaded and their number is calculated and shown. The number of files and folders shown in the information bar can be different from the number shown under "Selected item(s)". The differences may result from:

Button Queue

Pressing the button adds the change operation to the operations queue and starts the processing of the operations queue.

Activating the button in the operation queue bar opens the operations queue dialog.

File operations via the operations queue are described in the chapter Operations queue.

Button Run

After activating the button the change process for all items to be changed is started directly. The "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog shows the following modifications:



Pause

Clicking this option checks it and suspends the change process. Clicking it again unchecks the option and continues the change process.

Cancel

After activating the button (during the change process) the request "Do you really want to cancel the operation?" is shown. After confirming the request, the "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog is closed (without further change processes). Already completed changes remain.

Changing progress

The changing progress is visualized as follows:

Change status of the items

In the item list each item is preceded by an icon that shows the change status of the item:

The message bar shows the actually changed item.


The items are changed in the order in which they are listed in the tab "Files".

Button Cancel

Activating the button "Cancel", cancels the changing process and closes the "Attributes/Timestamp" dialog.