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Author Topic: folder comments in explorer?  (Read 4942 times)

nudone

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folder comments in explorer?
« on: December 30, 2005, 11:57:29 AM »
again, pardon my ignorance.

i see there is a 'comments' column you can display whilst in details view when using windows explorer - er, like, how do i write a comment for a folder (or file)?

is it just for things like mp3 tags?

can i do something similar in Directory Opus?

(i have a feeling this has been talked about before.)

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Re: folder comments in explorer?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2005, 03:59:43 AM »
I don't know jack squat about comments, but I do have a couple bits of info I'm going to share anyway. I think it has something to do with the NTFS filesystem (new technology file system filesystem?). Also, I do indeed seem to remember seeing something about editing them in Directory Opus. I took a very quick look, but couldn't find where I may have seen that...

I'm just full of useful info aren't I?

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Re: folder comments in explorer?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 04:05:36 AM »
that is intriguing.

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Re: folder comments in explorer?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2005, 11:48:01 AM »
Have you checked File Properties? (Right click on a file in Explorer, click properties and click on the Summary Tab) there is a comments field you can type in - presumably this is it ???

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Re: folder comments in explorer?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005, 01:41:41 PM »
well, i have to say that i didn't know that, Carol.

i guess i would have discovered it eventually but i've been trying to get comments for folders - the properties method doesn't appear to work that way.

whilst i was quickly testing this file comment method i noticed that i couldn't apply it to video (.avi) files.

thanks for pointing it out, Carol. i'd still like to know if there is a way of doing it for folders.

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Re: folder comments in explorer?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2006, 06:28:13 AM »
It may or may not be possible for folders, it depends how the FS stores the data.

Another way you can acheive a similar idea is to have a Desktop.ini file in each folder.

Common folders like "My Pictures" have these set up by default and is the reason such folders appear with icons. To see the Desktop.ini file you have to enable viewing hidden and system files in the Folder Options.

There are a number of commands you can include in the desktop.ini file which will allow you to add icons and also tooltips when the mouse hvers over the folder (which could effectively be a comment). Try hovering over My Documents and a comment/tool tip will pop up.

To see how it is dones have a look at some of the system desktop.ini files or check out this link for details:

http://msdn.microsof...extending/custom.asp

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Re: folder comments in explorer?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2006, 07:35:23 AM »
great, i'll try that out then, Carol.