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Author Topic: Organizational question  (Read 1805 times)

jpprater

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Organizational question
« on: February 15, 2008, 04:15:04 PM »
I would really like to be able to tag certain files that I have in Windows XP, mostly to make it easier to search for those files.  Does anyone know of any WinXP software that would let me do that?

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Re: Organizational question
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 04:38:36 PM »
What about using the Summary tab on the right-click properties of a file?.

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Re: Organizational question
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 10:47:53 PM »
There are a number of threads on that subject (one I started myself : http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=10469.0, and other ones like : http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=7469.0 ) .

Usually, the consensus is that there are no great and infallible (portable, robust, etc.) ways of tagging on windows XP, and the summary tab found in the file's property can unfortunately be pretty unreliable (not accessible under certain circumstances) and not that convenient to use -- edit, modify, search with a desktop search program, etc.

As for software, there's tag2find (the best tagging software I found) but it might disappear or go open source soon... There may are other solutions too, but I stopped searching once I decided to adopt a solution... after much thinking and pondering I now use a system which integrates tags in filenames. Yup, pretty straightforward, if you're careful with path length. I use AutoHotkey to implement that (but any software to systematize your file names would do; ie : direct access, intellicomplete).