RL Vision Knowledge Base

Support questions and answers for software by RL Vision.

Note: This is an archived discussion. Any bug, problem or suggestion mentioned here is likely to have been fixed since it was written.

Subject: Re: FR-Change time stamp of folders

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 20:34:48 +0200

I don't think that ACDSee or a backup program would care about the timestamp of folders. They probably read the file dates only. So I would not worry around it. Of course this is just a guess, but to me it would not make much sense to case about the folder dates.

// Dan


Marcel wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi Dan,
>
> Well, sofar it was all okay and the folder timestamp nicely followed the exif-dates, i.e. foldername.
>
> I messed around.
>
> Also used FR and now all folders (many) are having the same timestamp.
>
>
>
> You are right: why worry ?
>
> Maybe nothing to worry about.
>
> It more or less is a kind of 'feeling': It was nice, I messed up. Instead of accepting the messed up situation
>
> I was seeking a solution to get the old situation back.
>
>
>
> That aside, I am not sure how my backup program will react when finding two identical foldernames but different dates.
>
> Also I am not sure (did not check it, did not try it, but just come to think of it) how ACDSee will react as its database
>
> knows where to find the photos, but once the timestamp changed and once ACDSee takes the timestamp into account
>
> it may loose track of the images (I might get 'orphaned' thumbnails)
>
>
>
> Anyway, tks for your comments.
>
> I'll cross my fingers J
>
>
>
> brgds/Marcel.
>
>
>
> Van: Dan (RL Vision) [mailto:*****@*****]
> Verzonden: maandag 11 oktober 2010 20:42
> Aan: Marcel
> Onderwerp: Re: FR-Change time stamp of folders
>
>
>
>
> In my opinion, Windows is doing the right thing here. If you changed the content of the folder somehow, then the changed timestamp of the folder should change. Logical.
>
> I don't know of any simple way to solve this automatically. Flash Renamer can't do it at the moment.
>
> I was working with Wordpress a couple of weeks ago, and trying to find a solution to a problem I was having. Basically I wanted it to do something, but I couldn't figure out how. So I was searching for a solution, and stumbled upon a site. I can't remember if the site helped me, but basically the person writing there said that wordpress can do most everything, and when people are having problems, they have often locked their minds on the wrong way to think. Instead of finding a solution to their problem, they should find the "wordpress way" to do the same thing. I hope my story telling makes sense... :-)
>
> In your case I'm thinking: why do you need the timestamp to be correct? Why not sort using the folder names which are already the way you want them to be?
>
> // Dan
>
>
> Marcel wrote:
>
> Hi Dan,
>
> this is what I meant
>
> you see folder name and date stamps are the same
>
> Now let;s take 2010-10-05
>
> I have added files there, or deleted, I know
>
> but on the date stamp changed to 10-10
>
>
>
> So folderdates donot correspond with the name
>
> the foldernames correspond with Exif dates though.
>
>
>
> Q : how to get the timestamp in line with the foldername.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> I am not sure it works though ..
>
>
>
> cud you help me once again, plssse?
>
>
>
> thanks n rgds/Marcel.
>
>
>
> Van: Dan (RL Vision) [mailto:*****@*****]
> Verzonden: maandag 11 oktober 2010 19:36
> Aan: Marcel
> Onderwerp: Re: FR-Change time stamp of folders
>
>
>
>
> If you name the folder after the exif date, then it should not change even if you put new items there. But if I understand you correctly you are not naming the folders, you are just looking at the timestamp, right? So, what you want to do is to put the dates in the folder name.
>
> In Flash Renamer you can try this:
>
> Free Format: ""
>
> If you apply this to folders, it will look inside the folder for the first file and try to read the exif date from it.
>
> // Dan
>
>
> Marcel wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi Dan,
>
>
>
> So all my photos are stored in folders named after the date digited (EXIF)
>
>
>
> Like:
>
> x:\Photos\
>
> --------------2001-12-01
>
> --------------2001-12-02
>
> --------------2001-12-03
>
> etc.
>
>
>
> Once new files are copied into those folders the datestamp changes.
>
>
>
> So, initially it was 2001-12-01
>
> you add a file
>
> timestamp changes
>
>
>
> How to re-instate the previous datestamp ?
>
>
>
> Any idea ?
>
>
>
> Note: files stored in the folder, at least 99% of them, have Exif-date, ie. maybe the datestamp cud be retrieved
>
> from the photos again ?
>
>
>
> brgds/Marcel.
>
>
>
>


Back to Knowledge Base


 · Software
 · Download
 · Order



 RL Vision
 · About
 · Contact
 · News
 · Blog



 Shareware
 · Flash Renamer
 · PDF Img Extract
 · Exif Tag Remover
 · Dupli Find



 Freeware
 · Replace Genius
 · Office Img Extract
 · Notepad2 BE
 · PhotoSift
 · Hot Spot Studio
 · Snap2HTML
 · Snap2IMG
 · Bubble Math
 · DinnerWiz
 · NSF Tool
 · Beep.Exe



 Misc.
 · Get Source Code
 · Changelogs
 · TitleQ
 · ArtGem
 · Graphics Tutorials
 · Win7 Font Bug
 · KB


Like my Freeware?

I'm on GitHub too!



 © 1998-2017 RL Vision