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31 January 2016

How to batch change the date of a long list of files within a folder, based on timestamps from a different folder?

My situation is the following:

  • At some point I got a large database of music files, in mp3 format.
  • I added album covers using MP3tag automatically.
  • That software changed the timestamps of all my music files to some new values.
  • I still had the pre-changed files, the files with the original timestamps.
  • Now, a dilemma – based on 1,000 files with old/new timestamps, how can I transfer the old timestamps to new timestamps?

The solution proved a bit difficult. I detail it, below.

Sam Einhorn - Timestamp [56/365], https://flic.kr/p/63v6De
Sam Einhorn – Timestamp [56/365], https://flic.kr/p/63v6De

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