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Author Topic: Flexible File and Folder Organizing Tool  (Read 3034 times)

bjk

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Flexible File and Folder Organizing Tool
« on: November 28, 2007, 05:48:40 AM »
What I would like to do:

Save files/folders physically only once but assigning them to different multiple (logical) folders that will represent ideas/projects and so on.

I know this could be achieved by manually creating links from the desired folders to the original files but I'm searching for something more comfortable and easier. Maybe tagging files? Or a tool from within I could click on the "physical file" and then assign/create one or more "logical" folders.

Does somebody knows of such a tool? Thank you very much in advance!

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Re: Flexible File and Folder Organizing Tool
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 06:52:36 AM »
if you do a search on tagging theres some very interesting threads there here -
also there's been a couple lately about organising files/folders etc
if i come across i will post again
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Re: Flexible File and Folder Organizing Tool
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 12:26:36 PM »
You can create a virtual folder in Windows by using junction points (called reparse points in Vista). A few links -

http://www.bitsum.com/shjunc.asp
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/205524

simple cmd line app - http://www.microsoft...ndDisk/Junction.mspx

e.g. if you have c:\docs\taxes, you can do
junction c:\imp c:\docs\taxes
junction c:\tax c:\docs\taxes

and both will point to the same physical folder.

For tagging you can take a look at 2 promising apps - taggtool and tag2find.

Don't get me started again on what WinFS could and should've been :)