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Is it possible to change the "Last Opened" file attribute/description on Mac OS X? If so, how would a user do it?

The OS X version is 10.4.11

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yes. it's possible.

for example, today is 06/20/08. but you need to change the 'last opened' date to '05/15/2007'.
-change the date of your mac to the date you like;
-double click to open the file;
-change the date of your mac back to normal;
then you will see the change in 'last opened' (select  the file, then 'apple + i' to open 'get info' of the file);

or you can get a third party application to do so:
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-change-the-last-modified-date-creation-date-and-last-accessed-date-for-files-and-folders/


hope it helps.

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