How to set the date on a spy pen

Written by kenneth coppens
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How to set the date on a spy pen
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Certain versions of the Spy Pen can shoot video. By default, each video contains a time stamp which displays the date and time of the recording. You can't change the time from the Spy Pen, but you can do so from any computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Computer
  • USB cord

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  1. 1

    Connect the Spy Pen to a computer with a USB cord. The device should automatically open on the desktop and appear as a removable disk.

  2. 2

    Open a new text document. You can use Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on a Mac.

  3. 3

    Type in the a year followed by a month and day of the month in numeric form. For example, type "20101115" to represent November 15, 2010. Do not put spaces between the numbers.

  4. 4

    Type in the time, including seconds, immediately after the date, using the 24-hour time system. For example, type "173000" to represent 5:30:00 PM. For this example, the entire entry should read "20101115173000."

  5. 5

    Save the text document as "time.txt" to your desktop.

  6. 6

    Drag the text document to the Spy Pen folder. The time stamp on the pen will automatically change.

  7. 7

    Eject the Spy Pen and unplug it from the computer.

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