I previously had an issue with Date Taken and Date Created, and was able to solve it for Image files. I would like to do the same, except for MP4 files. Any suggestions, on how to accomplish this?
This is a modification of a script that was originally posted back in 2006, that was itself a modification of a script in the same thread, which was a modification of another script linked in that thread. All credits remain in the header as to who contributed to this.
The only credit I take in this script is modifying parts of it to:
1.make it a bit faster, by removing a ReDim that was inside a loop
2.add support for OSs other than XP because of the number of file properties returned
3.add support for the future if the number of file properties returned changes again with future versions of Windows
Please take note, this script will only work if you know the name of the property you're trying to retrieve. These properties are dependent upon the OS version, the OS language, and the file's properties. This function does not take any of these things into account, if you want to use this and make it OS neutral, you'll have to do that in your script, because it doesn't get done in here. Fortunately, if you access this function and leave the parameter $FGP_Property blank, it will return an array of all the properties that Windows knows about, and in the language that Windows is running in.
Windows XP only returns 38 properties, Windows 7 returns 288, Windows 8 returns 290. The same properties can have different names depending on which OS you're using this with.
Update Sept. 6, 2017
Changed the code slightly to make sure the return includes all properties, the last update cut off some of the properties at the end, and increased the $iPropertyCount to 500 (from 300) because of Windows 10 file property count increase.
I have tweaked this function again, a small update.
Added a new parameter to the function, $iPropertyCount, with a default setting of 300. This parameter was previously hard coded inside the function, now you are able to adjust it to the setting you desire/require. This value is used to determine how many file properties will be searched for the value passed in $FGP_PROPERTY, or the maximum amount of properties that will be returned in the array if $FGP_PROPERTY is a blank string. The $FGP_PROPERTY parameter will now accept the Default keyword in place of a blank string, which tells the function to return an array of all known properties, up to the setting of $iPropertyCount. Update: Feb-11-2013
I have updated this function again.
Now it has a single point of return, except for error exceptions, instead of multiple places that it returned from previously. I've renamed the variables used so that they'll be less chance of a name collision with someone's script. Fixed a small bug that added a blank line to the end of the array returned when getting all properties. Changed the return value on an error from 0 to an empty string. NOTE: This is a repost of a thread I had already posted last year. I went looking for it today to update the code in it, and found that it had disappeared.
#include <File.au3> ; only used for the example script, not needed for the UDF #include <Array.au3> ; only used for the example script, not needed for the UDF #include <Constants.au3> ; only used for the MsgBox, not needed for the UDF $sFolder = FileSelectFolder("Select a folder to scan", "") $sFolder &= "" $aFiles = _FileListToArray($sFolder, "*.exe") For $I = 1 To $aFiles $aDetails = _FileGetProperty($sFolder & "\" & $aFiles[$I]) ; Returns an array with all properties of the file _ArrayDisplay($aDetails) Next Global $sDetails = _FileGetProperty($sFolder & "\" & $aFiles[$aFiles], "date modified") MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Date Modified", $sDetails) ;=============================================================================== ; Function Name.....: _FileGetProperty ; Description.......: Returns a property or all properties for a file. ; Version...........: 1.0.2 ; Change Date.......: 05-16-2012 ; AutoIt Version....: 126.96.36.199+ ; Parameter(s)......: $FGP_Path - String containing the file path to return the property from. ; $FGP_PROPERTY - [optional] String containing the name of the property to return. (default = "") ; $iPropertyCount - [optional] The number of properties to search through for $FGP_PROPERTY, or the number of items ; returned in the array if $FGP_PROPERTY is blank. (default = 300) ; Requirements(s)...: None ; Return Value(s)...: Success: Returns a string containing the property value. ; If $FGP_PROPERTY is blank, a two-dimensional array is returned: ; $av_array = Number of properties. ; $av_array = 1st property name. ; $as_array = 1st property value. ; $av_array[n] = nth property name. ; $as_array[n] = nth property value. ; Failure: Returns an empty string and sets @error to: ; 1 = The folder $FGP_Path does not exist. ; 2 = The property $FGP_PROPERTY does not exist or the array could not be created. ; 3 = Unable to create the "Shell.Application" object $objShell. ; Author(s).........: - Simucal <Simucal@gmail.com> ; - Modified by: Sean Hart <email@example.com> ; - Modified by: teh_hahn <sPiTsHiT@gmx.de> ; - Modified by: BrewManNH ; URL...............: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/34732-udf-getfileproperty/page__view__findpost__p__557571 ; Note(s)...........: Modified the script that teh_hahn posted at the above link to include the properties that ; Vista and Win 7 include that Windows XP doesn't. Also removed the ReDims for the $av_ret array and ; replaced it with a single ReDim after it has found all the properties, this should speed things up. ; I further updated the code so there's a single point of return except for any errors encountered. ; $iPropertyCount is now a function parameter instead of being hardcoded in the function itself. ;=============================================================================== Func _FileGetProperty($FGP_Path, $FGP_PROPERTY = "", $iPropertyCount = 500) If $FGP_PROPERTY = Default Then $FGP_PROPERTY = "" $FGP_Path = StringRegExpReplace($FGP_Path, '["'']', "") ; strip the quotes, if any from the incoming string If Not FileExists($FGP_Path) Then Return SetError(1, 0, "") ; path not found Local Const $objShell = ObjCreate("Shell.Application") If @error Then Return SetError(3, 0, "") Local Const $FGP_File = StringTrimLeft($FGP_Path, StringInStr($FGP_Path, "\", 0, -1)) Local Const $FGP_Dir = StringTrimRight($FGP_Path, StringLen($FGP_File) + 1) Local Const $objFolder = $objShell.NameSpace($FGP_Dir) Local Const $objFolderItem = $objFolder.Parsename($FGP_File) Local $Return = "", $iError = 0 If $FGP_PROPERTY Then For $I = 0 To $iPropertyCount If $objFolder.GetDetailsOf($objFolder.Items, $I) = $FGP_PROPERTY Then $Return = $objFolder.GetDetailsOf($objFolderItem, $I) EndIf Next If $Return = "" Then $iError = 2 EndIf Else Local $av_ret[$iPropertyCount + 1] = [] For $I = 1 To $iPropertyCount If $objFolder.GetDetailsOf($objFolder.Items, $I) Then $av_ret[$I] = $objFolder.GetDetailsOf($objFolder.Items, $I - 1) $av_ret[$I] = $objFolder.GetDetailsOf($objFolderItem, $I - 1) ;~ $av_ret += 1 $av_ret = $I EndIf Next ReDim $av_ret[$av_ret + 1] If Not $av_ret Then $iError = 2 $av_ret = $Return Else $Return = $av_ret EndIf EndIf Return SetError($iError, 0, $Return) EndFunc ;==>_FileGetProperty Warning, old code below.
Now supports full console actions and running commands from a text file! Run fropmod ? for options.
Using the GUI:
Drag and drop a file to the dropbox at the top.
To set a date/time pair to the current date and time, right mouse click the control and hit Set to Now.
Hold Shift to use alternate options.
Hash is a slightly trimmed MD5 of the entire file, so large files will take a bit to compute.
Using the CmdLine:
FropMod uses a linear-style command line interface. Commands are linked together to perform tasks. Files are loaded using
fropmod f <filename> or, to be compatible with native Windows functionality,
fropmod <filename>. * Note that this mode will only function if the only parameter is the filename. Avoid using wildcards in the filename, as they will not always act as excepted. If the working directory is changed, FropMod will correctly handle relative paths.
Every command after f applies to the file passed to f. There is no save command, so each operation is applied immediately.
If ? is used, the GUI is automatically suppressed and further actions are ignored. ? is not valid except as the first parameter.
nogui may be used at any place in the command string, except within parameters of other commands. It will suppress the creation of the GUI, and cause FropMod to exit immediately after all commands are parsed.
Attributes (a) use the following format: +-RASHOT (Read-Only, Archive, System, Hidden, Offline, Temporary). The attributes N, D, and C (Normal, Directory, Compressed) are documented, but read-only. The Offline attribute is not compatible with files on removable drives. Additionally, Normal only appears when all other attributes are removed.
Dates (d[m|c|a]) use the following format: YYYYMMDDHHmmss. Use the 24hr clock. I think these are broken right now (?) but if they work for you, great.
Opening the file as an archive (z) extracts dependencies into a temporary folder, then opens the file through it.
Only 63 parameters can be passed through the command line (including both commands and their values) due to AutoIt limitations, but larger strings can be used in an .fm1 script, and be run fully.
FropMod Scripts (.fm1) are run using the e command. Technically they can be of any extension, but I may add action verbs to these files to run on double click in the future.
Format of an .fm1 script:
[FMScript] ;comment command [parameter] ;comment command [parameter] ;comment ;comment ... In an .fm1 script, there is no limit to the number of commands that will be parsed. Limit one command per line, as the parser will break if they are stacked. Comments can be by themselves or in-line with commands, using a semicolon. All white space is trimmed off the end of a command, as well.
Scripts may be called from other scripts. Used properly, this allows for complex building of batch processing. HOWEVER, DO NOT COMMIT A MAJOR PROGRAMMING SIN AND CALL A SCRIPT IN ITSELF! This will kick off an infinite recursion that will quickly drag your system down to a speed at which an Apple 2 could compete. Moral of the story: be careful.
The sources use the WinAPIEx and Resources UDFs.
Here's the updated source and dependencies: fropmodsrc0.2.zip
Modifies timestamps and attributes of files and directory trees. Can be used to fix EPOCHed files in some cases. Supports Drag & Drop. Supports console actions and text file scripts. Included in the archive is the source, examples and compiled x86/x64 EXEs with icon.