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Downloads of v 11.20.2:


Last Update:

25 Aug 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Romain Petges


attributechanger attribute timestamp touch explorer shell extension embedded

Attribute Changer

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11.20.2 | Updated: 25 Aug 2023



Downloads of v 11.20.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Romain Petges

Attribute Changer 11.20.2

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Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Attribute Changer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Attribute Changer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Attribute Changer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade attributechanger -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade attributechanger -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install attributechanger
    name: attributechanger
    version: '11.20.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'attributechanger' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '11.20.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller attributechanger
    Name     = "attributechanger"
    Version  = "11.20.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'attributechanger':
  ensure   => '11.20.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 25 Aug 2023.


Attribute Changer freeware is a powerful Windows Explorer add-on, available at your fingertips whenever you right-click on files, folders and even drives in Windows Explorer.


  • Right-click Extension - Available whenever you right-click on files, folders and even drives.
  • Photo date and time - Modify date and time information stored in digital photos. Add or subtract values and even synchronise with file date and time.
  • Attributes, date and time - Modify system attributes and manipulate date and time of files and folders with endless possibilities.
  • Detailed reporting - Every file and folder modification is logged and the actions are exportable in a spreadsheet format.
  • Filters - Exclude or include objects based on multiple criteria, such as attributes, date, time, size and file- or folder name wildcards.
  • Simulation - A Simulation mode features a preview of all modifications in a detailed reporting window before they get applied.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  # stop on all errors

$toolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$InstallFile = Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter '*.exe' | Sort-Object LastWriteTime | Select-Object -Last 1

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileType       = 'exe'
   File           = $InstallFile.FullName
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @InstallArgs
Remove-Item $InstallFile.FullName -ea 0 -force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Attribute Changer*'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Write-Warning ("Uninstalling $packageName puts a computer in a pending reboot state.`n" + 
                  "You should reboot when you can.")
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

md5: 1F00D9E2D8B6C3599F1F60BBE08FB170 | sha1: 35E7293486896527517E3C66715CAE3BABF0B956 | sha256: B140BC7A94E67B99021891CF900C8CC61E501E5E7883101B1F5FC86E84AC36AF | sha512: 547526C3401E9C884DC77371F066FF9E2DA04262F83C55F8D5057FE8DC6CC205B859943DFCF2934553993251BD24859176D2C85F46F12B640E6D5B560E7DF77B
md5: A8309D7AA9D6A59714B2205C329DE426 | sha1: 1AEC3FBDAE359BF47FEC33A737860DE746DCDA1B | sha256: 741CDB15B9032FBEAEE58055937796CE996A8CDF9B33F17FBDCB4B4FEEE3D608 | sha512: 0E62DBEFE548367CD275AA3013FF47DEA343C1AB83F9A0A6954B23ACAC42F0E8066E92885A08CD1A3432160597BB3906D580F51E0843B454D6753A62415B9660
From: Installer License Agreement window


End-User license agreement for Attribute Changer

1. Software installation and use

You may install, use, access, run, or otherwise interact with ("Run") one copy of the SOFTWARE on a single or multiple computers. The SOFTWARE may be installed, accessed, displayed, run, shared or used concurrently on or from different computers. These rights are applicable for personal and commercial use of the SOFTWARE.

2. No consequential or other damages

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the author shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the SOFTWARE) even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent that you could have avoided damages by taking reasonable care, including by backing up your software and other files, the author and its suppliers will not be liable for such damages.

3. Reverse engineering, decompilation and disassembly

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE.

4. Copyright

All title and intellectual property rights in and to the SOFTWARE  are owned by the author. 

5. Separation of components

The SOFTWARE is licensed as a single product and its component parts may not be separated.
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

## Download
The installer can be downloaded from the official download page:

Some versions on the site are concluded with a letter, but the nuspec syntax
restricts lettered versions to beta status.  This package converts the
letter into a numbered version as needed.

or directly:
- Version: 11.20.2
- URL:
- SHA256 Checksum: b140bc7a94e67b99021891cf900c8cc61e501e5e7883101b1f5fc86e84ac36af

## Verify
You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum:
1. Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
2. Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

## License
Contents of the file 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from the installer License Agreement window

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Attribute Changer 11.10 1854 Sunday, January 8, 2023 Approved
Attribute Changer 11.0 2356 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Approved
Attribute Changer 11.0-rc3 452 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Approved
Attribute Changer 11.0-rc2 126 Friday, February 4, 2022 Approved
Attribute Changer 11.0-rc 226 Monday, January 10, 2022 Approved
Attribute Changer 11.0-beta2 130 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Approved
Attribute Changer 10.10.1 2520 Saturday, May 15, 2021 Approved
Attribute Changer 10.10 416 Saturday, May 1, 2021 Approved
Attribute Changer 10.0.1 2669 Monday, September 28, 2020 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.50.1 1967 Sunday, March 8, 2020 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.50 693 Saturday, January 18, 2020 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.50-rc 185 Saturday, December 21, 2019 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10.6 387 Friday, December 20, 2019 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10.5 913 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10.4 485 Friday, February 8, 2019 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10.3 329 Monday, December 31, 2018 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10.2 445 Thursday, August 16, 2018 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10.1 307 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.10 293 Friday, June 15, 2018 Approved
Attribute Changer 9.0.1 390 Thursday, May 10, 2018 Approved
AttributeChanger 1344 Monday, March 3, 2014 Approved
AttributeChanger 477 Friday, January 10, 2014 Approved
AttributeChanger 535 Friday, January 10, 2014 Approved
AttributeChanger 566 Friday, November 8, 2013 Approved
AttributeChanger 605 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Approved
AttributeChanger 584 Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Approved
AttributeChanger 7.10 570 Monday, July 2, 2012 Approved
AttributeChanger 536 Thursday, May 31, 2012 Approved
AttributeChanger 480 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Approved
AttributeChanger 7.0 539 Saturday, February 25, 2012 Approved
AttributeChanger 6.20 540 Monday, September 19, 2011 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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