Retrieves the datetime stamp of a file or folder.

FileGetTime, OutputVar , Filename, WhichTime



The name of the variable in which to store the retrieved date-time in format YYYYMMDDHH24MISS. The time is your own local time, not UTC/GMT.


The name of the target file or folder, which is assumed to be in %A_WorkingDir% if an absolute path isn't specified. If omitted, the current file of the innermost enclosing File-Loop will be used instead.

Which timestamp to retrieve:
M = Modification time (this is the default if the parameter is omitted)
C = Creation time
A = Last access time

Error Handling

[v1.1.04+]: This command is able to throw an exception on failure. For more information, see Runtime Errors.

ErrorLevel is set to 1 if there was a problem or 0 otherwise.

A_LastError is set to the result of the operating system's GetLastError() function.


See YYYYMMDDHH24MISS for an explanation of dates and times.


FileSetTime, FormatTime, If var is [not] type, FileGetAttrib, FileSetAttrib, FileGetSize, FileGetVersion, File-loop, EnvAdd (date math), EnvSub (date difference)



FileGetTime, OutputVar, C:\My Documents\test.doc  ; Retrieves the modification time by default.
FileGetTime, OutputVar, C:\My Documents\test.doc, C  ; Retrieves the creation time.