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Author Topic: IDEA: Modify Creation Timestamp for Files/Folders Alphabetically  (Read 4972 times)
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« on: May 27, 2008, 11:00:21 PM »

Lately I've been getting into the homebrew scene with my Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.

A strange thing I've noticed in particular with Wii Homebrew is that files and folders are often sorted by the creation date instead of alphabetically. So if I happen to copy over TyrianWii before Asteroids, then Asteroids is on the bottom.

So what I would like is an application that will just modify the creation dates and timestamp of files and folders to get them to sort alphabetically.

Required features:

1) It should handle both directories and individual files.
2) Ideally it should recurse subdirectories. Or make it very easy to navigate a file system and sort all folders & files in a certain directory.

I've heard of something for linux or possibly mac called a Poke that would change the date, but I'm not sure what it is or how it works, and I'm on Windows XP, so it's not an option for me.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 01:22:16 AM »

JoTo has pointed out to me this thread Rename Files with Incremental Timestamp which seems to address the same problem. I didn't realize it was a problem with SD cards. I thought the file browser libraries for homebrew were just set up funny.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 01:59:08 AM »

You can do this with AHK (FileSetTime)

set up to loop through your files and/or folders with incremental changes...
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 09:37:51 AM »

Here's a quick and dirty AHK tool. Only files, no folders. Hope it's still useful. Just drag the files on the GUI.


* Sort and TimeStamp files.exe (199.13 KB - downloaded 274 times.)
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