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change file time by created date

Post by *JimmyTheBroker » 2017-07-14, 02:19 UTC

Hi guys,

Is is possible to rename files to include a number-format 00, based on the order they were created?


say I have files:
WordIsAProgram.doc created at 12:01
ExcelIsAlsoAProgam.xlsm created at 16:02
AdobeIsAnotherProgram.PDF created at 15:00

is it possible to make it so that the file names become:

01 - WordIsAProgram.doc created at 12:01
03 - ExcelIsAlsoAProgam.xlsm created at 16:02
02 - AdobeIsAnotherProgram.PDF created at 15:00


Thanks!
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MUT: add counter, related due to creation time

Post by *Stefan2 » 2017-07-14, 07:06 UTC

- select your files
- open MUT
- click the header of the date column to sort by date
- add a "[C:2]" in front of the "[N]" at the Name mask box

[C:2] [N]







If this is not possible due of the date, maybe use a work around:

PY Face.py 3.360 07.08.2007 02:55 -a--
PY LexGen.py 9.369 26.04.2009 01:38 -a--
PY ObservedFlower.py 3.747 31.12.2001 07:23 -a--



- add #[hms]#[N]
- rename (unfortunately, we can't sort the New Name column)

#013815#PY LexGen.py
#025550#PY Face.py
#072358#PY ObservedFlower.py




- reload (see button left hand of Start?)

- sort name column


- clear the Name mask filed by removing the #[hms]#[N] part
- add [C:2] [N] into the Name mask box
AND
- search for: #\d+#
[X] RegEx
- replace with nothing



- inspect the new names and the time in the date column

press rename again
done

01 PY LexGen.py 9.369 26.04.2009 01:38 -a--
02 PY Face.py 3.360 07.08.2007 02:55 -a--
03 PY ObservedFlower.py 3.747 31.12.2001 07:23 -a--





 

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Post by *sqa_wizard » 2017-07-14, 19:14 UTC

01 - WordIsAProgram.doc created at 12:01
It is not really clear.
I assume that "created at 12:01" is NOT a part of the filename but a comment.

You may create a custom column with the "created date" setting [=tc.creationdate]

- Just do a right click on any column header
- choose "Configure custom columns"
- Press "New"
- Press "Add column"
=> a blank line appears
- Press "+" at most right of the line
=> tc is choosen by default
- Choose property "creation date" and a format to your need
- Press "Apply" and "OK"

Now you have a "creation date" column and you can sort the list by this

Continue with the procedure of Stefan2:
- select your files
- open MUT
- click the header of the date column to sort by date
- add a "[C:2]" in front of the "[N]" at the Name mask box

[C:2] [N]
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Post by *JimmyTheBroker » 2017-07-25, 05:26 UTC

sqa_wizard wrote:
01 - WordIsAProgram.doc created at 12:01
It is not really clear.
I assume that "created at 12:01" is NOT a part of the filename but a comment.

Yes, you're correct

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