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Windows 7: Is there a way to edit the time in DATE TAKEN field?


14 Mar 2010   #1

 
 
Is there a way to edit the time in DATE TAKEN field?

I can't seem to edit the time but I can change the date on images, is there a work around?

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14 Mar 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have never done it on purpose, so it probably would become contrary and not work, but when I have copy/pasted a file from one partition to another, it seems to redate the files to that date and time. Of course, if you wanted some other date/time, that wouldn't help at all.

EDIT: Another way that you might be able to do it, if it is a text file. Open it in an editor and then save it. Again, this will just redate the file to the current time/date. This might work for other file types, if they can be opened in some kind of editor, but I haven't tested it.

EDIT: I failed to note that your question was about image files. I just repeated the same process opening, then saving with Irfanview and it had the same result.
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15 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have never done it on purpose, so it probably would become contrary and not work, but when I have copy/pasted a file from one partition to another, it seems to redate the files to that date and time. Of course, if you wanted some other date/time, that wouldn't help at all.

EDIT: Another way that you might be able to do it, if it is a text file. Open it in an editor and then save it. Again, this will just redate the file to the current time/date. This might work for other file types, if they can be opened in some kind of editor, but I haven't tested it.

EDIT: I failed to note that your question was about image files. I just repeated the same process opening, then saving with Irfanview and it had the same result.
I think the OP is referring to the EXIF information in the images.
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15 Mar 2010   #4

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

try Exif Farm

you won't be able to edit batches though unless you get pro version ?
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21 Mar 2010   #5

 
 

Is this a windows glitch where you can not touch the time in the exif tag?
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21 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

This is kind of a weird method, but this little app will allow you to run any program, making it thinking it is running on any specified date. Run a program through it, then open up your desired file in that program (ie Word) and then re-save it. RunAsDate - Run a program with the specified date/time
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21 Mar 2010   #7

 
 

cool program but that won't let me edit the DATE TAKEN field..........
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08 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

You can change the date and time taken of photos and videos using Windows Live Photo Gallery
Open the file in the gallery, right click on it and click change time taken. You can also do it for multiple files.
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08 Mar 2012   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Helency, and welcome to sevenforums,

you don't actually need any extra software to change the 'date taken' info.

right-click on photo in windows explorer >> properties >> details >> move mouse over the date taken and you can edit it there.

you can even select multiple pictures and batch-edit the date if you want to.
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08 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hi Helency, and welcome to sevenforums,

you don't actually need any extra software to change the 'date taken' info.

right-click on photo in windows explorer >> properties >> details >> move mouse over the date taken and you can edit it there.

you can even select multiple pictures and batch-edit the date if you want to.
Hello! I am aware of this procedure, but this only changes the date taken, not the time. I tried changing the time this way and I couldn't do it.
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