There are some file properties that aren’t too easy to change. Neither in the command line or in Windows Explorer. One that I’ve wanted to change personally quite often is the created and changed dates of a specific file, or a batch of files.
I frequently use my Windows Phone (currently a Nokia Lumia 800) for listening to audio books. I’ve found that the best way to do so is to change the category of the files to “podcast” and they’ll show up as podcasts and I won’t have to keep track of where I was, etc. since Zune will do that for me. Zune uses the creation date to order the files in a podcast, and some times the creation dates of my files may not be entirely correct. There are a lot of shareware programs that will allow you to do batch updates on files and change these properties, but it’s actually a lot easier to do it yourself in PowerShell
If you have the files sorted the way you want alphabetically and want to order them by creation date in the same way, then this is a pretty easy way to do it.
Naturally you could alter other properties as well simply pass one of the objects into get-method to see what’s available:
Well, that’s basically it. Enjoy!