While Dashing off to work this morning I noticed your request. There is a script called “Stamp It” on ScriptBuilders (link below) that may get you half way there. While it does not change the file date directly, it does stamp the date in the comments field. Also in ScriptBuilders, there is a script called “Folder org” too. Used as a folder action, when you drop the contents on the folder, it will move all the items in a new folder with todays date as the name. I use both of these all the time at work.
While none of these would directly write a mod date, maybe this would act as a hold over until someone else gets to respond for help.
: Would someone be willing to write me an applescript that takes
: files dropped on it and sets their date created to equal their
: date modified?
You’ll have to put it in a droplet wrapper (on open…) but this should do the trick:
tell application "Finder" set modification date of selection to creation date of selection end tell
: set modification date of selection
: to creation date of selection
Whoops, you wanted it the other way 'round, and it doesn’t seem to work that way…