Backdating a file using touch

01 Aug

Even though many tablets such as Microsoft Surface ship with a physical keyboard, not every manufacturer includes a physical keyboard.

So, how to select multiple files on a touch screen device running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 without using the keyboard and mouse?

Its useful if you need to previously date a file for what ever reason, you can also date something in the future if needs be.

This trick, like most on this site, using Terminal.

Simply follow the given below instructions to select multiple files on Windows 1o Windows 8.1.

Step 1: First, open up the folder or drive where you have your files/folders.

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