How to Change File Properties (ReadOnly, CreationTime etc.) Using PowerShell

Changing file properties is quite easy with PowerShell.


Remove ReadOnly attribute:

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'C:\Program Files\desktop.ini' -Name IsReadOnly -Value $false


Change CreationTime (90 days back in time):

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'C:\Program Files\desktop.ini' -Name CreationTime -Value ((Get-Date).AddDays(-90))




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