How to Change File Creation Date in Windows 10?

Each file in Windows 10 and 11 has its properties with all sorts of data, such as creation date, modification date, size, attributes, owner, item type, file path, etc. Windows allows changing some of those parameters in the Properties window without installing third-party apps.

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Unfortunately, you cannot change the file creation date in Windows 10 without additional apps. If you want to change the file creation date in Windows 10 or 11, you need a small, free third-party program for editing file properties.

Can I Edit the File Creation Date in Windows 10?

Yes, you can edit the file creation date in Windows 10 with the app called BulkFileChanger. If you do not want to use third-party apps, then the answer to your question is no. In this article, we will show you how to edit the file creation date in Windows 10. BulkFileChanger is a handy tool for scenarios when you need to spoof file properties (for reasons).

How to Change PDF Creation Date in Windows 10 (and Other Files)?

You can change the PDF creation date (and other file formats) by downloading a free portable app called BulkFileChanger. You can get it from the official website.

  1. Open the downloaded exe file as Administrator. You will get a somewhat ancient-looking file manager window. Disregard the looks as you will not spend much time there.
  2. Click File > Add Files. windows change file creation date
  3. In a new File Explorer window, find the file you want to edit (change the file creation date, edit date, open date, etc).
  4. Your file should appear in the list of files inside the BulkFileChanger window. change file creation date windows 10
  5. Now click Actions > Change Time/Attributes. Alternatively, select your file and press F6. Graphical user interface, text, applicationDescription automatically generated
  6. In a new window, place a checkmark next to the time attributes you want to change, for example, “Created.” Note that the date and time have separate checkmarks. edit file creation date
  7. Enter a new date and time, then click the Do it button, then Save Settings.

Note that there is a drop-down list where you can add additional attributes, such as the content created time, EXIF data, etc.

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Some other third-party file managers might have built-in capabilities that allow you to change the file creation date in Windows 10. Still, we find the BulkFileChanger the best option for modifying file attributes in Windows 10. It does not require installation, and it is free.

Cyril Kardashevsky

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