Touch Files Dialog
“Touch” allows you to change the time & date stamp and file attributes for the files found by the file mask, path, and filter settings. To use the Touch dialog: a) Enter (or select from combo boxes) one or more file masks and a path, b) Verify your filter options settings for excluding files by file date &/or file size, c) Select “Touch” from the Actions Menu or the Touch button, d) Make your settings in the Touch dialog, e) Click on the OK button to implement your choices.
Touch is also available from the Command Line.
Click on the graphic below for help on the fields or scroll the screen down for a text description of the Touch dialog fields.
Important Note: When Touch is activated from the Actions Menu or the Touch toolbar button it operates on all files described by the file mask, path, and filter criteria. If you want to touch specific files, perform a search, highlight one or more files in the Search Results list, and use ‘Touch Selected Files’ on the context menu.
Details on the Touch Dialog fields:
Set Files’ Date/Time Only: Mark this field if you only want to change the time & date stamp for the files. This field is mutually exclusive with the “Set Files’ Attributes Only” and the “Set Date/Time and Attributes” fields.
Also Set Creation Date: Mark this field to also change the Creation date. This field is dim and not available in the Win3x version.
Also Set Access Date: Mark this field to also change the Last Access date. This field is dim and not available in the Win3x version.
Date Field: Enter the date to be used. The date format follows the regional settings for your computer so make your entry in the form as it appears in the field. 00 or 2000 may be used for the year 2000 and above.
Time Fields: Enter the time to be used using a format that corresponds to the Regional Settings for your computer.
Add to File Time: This function adds (or subtracts) the specified number of seconds to the current time stamp for the file(s). To subtract seconds, enter a negative value. For example, to roll back the current time stamp by one hour, enter a value of 3600. The files date will also be adjusted +/- if your “Add to File Time” value causes the new file time cross midnight. If “Also Set Creation Date” &/or “Also Set Access Date” are checked, these values will also be adjusted.
Set Files’ Attributes Only: Mark this field if you only want to change the attributes for the files. This field is mutually exclusive with the “Set Files’ Date/Time Only” and the “Set Date/Time and Attributes” fields.
Attributes: Mark some or all of the fields. The checkboxes have three choices — marked, unmarked, and a dim mark. The dim-check choice is used if you want to leave the existing attribute setting for that field unchanged. For example, in the graphic above, the Read Only field is a dim mark. This means that files already having a Read Only attribute setting will remain so. Conversely, those not already set as Read Only will not be set to Read Only. The solid mark in the Archive field means that all files will be set to Archive. The unmarked settings for Hidden & System means that Hidden &/or System attributes, if present for any files, would be removed.
Set Date/Time and Attributes: Mark this field if you want to change both the time/date stamp and the file attributes. This field is mutually exclusive with the “Set Files’ Date/Time Only” and the “Set Files’ Attributes Only” fields.
Cancel Button: No files will be touched.
Update Button: The date and time fields will be refreshed using the current date and time according to the PC’s clock.
Help Button: Launch program help.