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Sets the file creation date.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 7.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ✅ Yes
MBS( "Files.SetCreationDate"; Path; TimeStamp )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.txt"
TimeStamp The new creation date and time. Get(CurrentTimeStamp)


Returns OK or error.


Sets the file creation date.
See also Files.CreationDate function.


Set timestamp to now:

MBS( "Files.SetCreationDate"; "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\test.png"; Get(CurrentHostTimeStamp))

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This function is free to use.

Created 19th April 2017, last changed 27th December 2021

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