Update Date/Time Stamp on Zip Files Version 1.4

Files and Directories
Kenneth Ives

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
Have you ever downloaded a ZIP file only to have display in explorer with the download date? Then when you open it, all the files are dated other than the external date. Of course you have and it is frustrating, especially when you think you are downloading an updated ZIP file. That is why I wrote this program. At any one time, I must have 3-4 thousand zip files in various corners of my hard drive. Programs that look for duplicates, only look at the external date (Last modified or Last Accessed).

This program will update the external file date/time stamp of zip files based on one of four options:

  1. Oldest date/time in the zip file
  2. Newest date/time in the zip file
  3. Current system date/time
  4. Custom date/time as input by the user
You can process a whole drive or a folder and it's subfolders or just select one or more files manually.

There is a dependence on a freeware OCX, which is included in the package. You should register this OCX using regsvr32.

More details are contained in the included readme.txt file.

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download zipdater.zip