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Author Topic: DONE: Right Click any file and create New Folder by its Name  (Read 58251 times)
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« Reply #125 on: March 20, 2012, 06:51:53 PM »

I'm the only user on my machines, and, yes, have admin rights on them.

And I'm still using XP.
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« Reply #126 on: March 20, 2012, 08:34:07 PM »

Do you still have the "Files 2 Folder" entry in your context menu?
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« Reply #127 on: March 20, 2012, 08:43:01 PM »

No, gone.  When I ran the "unregister" batch file created, that got rid of it.

But when I moved "Files 2 Folder" to a new (more permanent) directory, and relaunched, it never reappeared in context menu (which it was indeed there before).

I ran the created "unregister" batch file, then, and tried relaunching -- again and again -- but it never re-appeared in the context menu.

I used various other programs to look if it was actually registered, and all reported that it was not.

I did not look in the registry itself.

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« Reply #128 on: March 20, 2012, 08:53:44 PM »

Try this:

1) Download this: http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/files_2_folder/Unreg_F2F.zip
2) Run the Unregister_F2F_Shell_Extension.exe file and that should unregister the shell extension.
3) Put your Files2Folder.exe file where you want and run it.  It should ask you if you want to register the shell extension.  Let me know if it doesn't.
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« Reply #129 on: March 20, 2012, 09:03:05 PM »

YES!

That worked the magic.  Back in context menu.

Are there particular file types that won't work in Files To Folder?

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« Reply #130 on: March 20, 2012, 10:37:58 PM »

Unicode filenames won't work for sure.  Otherwise, I think you're okay.  If a file doesn't move into a folder, chances are that a file already exists by that name in said folder.  In other words, F2F doesn't overwrite or rename files when moving.
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« Reply #131 on: March 21, 2012, 12:17:05 PM »

Shell extension doesn't get registered on windows 8 consumer preview Sad
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« Reply #132 on: March 21, 2012, 12:29:39 PM »

Shell extension doesn't get registered on windows 8 consumer preview Sad

That doesn't surprise me.  I have no plans to move to W8 so my support for that OS will be, "If it works, great.  If not, sorry."
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« Reply #133 on: March 21, 2012, 12:51:06 PM »

Shell extension doesn't get registered on windows 8 consumer preview Sad

That doesn't surprise me.  I have no plans to move to W8 so my support for that OS will be, "If it works, great.  If not, sorry."
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« Reply #134 on: March 23, 2012, 07:42:40 AM »

Skwire, really super you were able to add the third option to create folders for each file type, and to automatically place each file into its proper folder based on its extension.

Job well done.

Question:  Files To Folder does not appear to be a regular "Context Menu Handler" shell extension.  For instance, as reported by Nirsoft's ShellExView.  However, Files To Folder definitely appears in my context menu.  And I do see the Files To Folder entry in the registry.  Would you briefly explain why you chose not to make Files To Folder a regular "Context Menu Handler"?

Thanks again.  Wonderful tool.

Nicholas Kormanik
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« Reply #135 on: March 23, 2012, 07:48:53 AM »

Because it's not a real shell namespace extension.  It uses some code to create and register what is known as a DropTarget in order to get the file/folder names you have highlighted when you right-click and choose the Files 2 Folder context menu entry.  It was the only way I could find that would accomplish this sort of thing in AHK.
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« Reply #136 on: March 23, 2012, 08:21:36 AM »

Hi Skwire,

That new version is giving me squished text again on my Win7 hi-res screens. We saw that before on one of your other programs. Is that easy to fix again?
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« Reply #137 on: March 23, 2012, 08:52:13 AM »

Website | Download
v1.1.2 - 2012-03-23
    ! F2F now ignores 120 DPI settings.
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« Reply #138 on: March 23, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »

Much Better. Hooray!

It's good to have this back. I lost use of it for a couple months because I think I moved the original and the system couldn't find it anymore.
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« Reply #139 on: April 19, 2012, 08:42:49 PM »

I can't get this to work on my Win XP box at home.
Ran a version I got from cnet, it put the entry in the right-click menu, but nothing happens. Tried to install it again, my Webroot tells me it's infected, so I stopped.
When I got to work, I looked around for info on the app, found your site (http://skwire.dcmembers.c...ftware/files-2-folder.php). Downloaded the app from your site to the office Win XP here at work. Your app works exactly as advertised. Here.

So I copied the extracted Files2Folder.exe from my work PC to my home PC, tried to run it. Nothing. Even used a cmd prompt to try to run the -u unregister. No matter what, "Access is denied".

I can't 'unregister' the one at home either, either with the -u or with your 'Unregister' version. Extracting the exe from the zip either fails silently, or fails with interesting errors: (Winzip) "Error writing to c:\temp\download\Unregister_F2F_Shell_extension.exe. Possible cause: disk full or system limits exceeded."
More Detail? it asks. Sure.
Extracting to "C:\Temp\downloads\"
Use Path: no   Overlay Files: yes
Extracting Unregister_F2F_Shell_Extension.exe
Error writing to C:\Temp\downloads\Unregister_F2F_Shell_Extension.exe.  Possible cause: disk full or system limits exceeded
*** Unable to set the file's timestamp(2/16/2012  1:44 AM)

warning (2): could not set file attributes

And if I try to execute it from within Winzip, I get  the same error, but pointing at location
Extracting to "C:\Documents and Settings\(my name)\Local Settings\Temp\"

I've got full admin on the box in question, it's a solid box, up and running several years, mostly does background media processing now, and I found your app because I need to 'folder' over 6000 jpgs into their relevant days / events groupings. EXACTLY what I need, if only I can get it to work. (PS: Scanmyphotos.com might want to license this app.)

I've still got the entry in the right-click menu, does nothing, and can't get it to go away. Tried with and without Webroot on, no diff.

Any help? Not to be crass, but I'll put up some bucks for this working.
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« Reply #140 on: April 19, 2012, 11:51:41 PM »

Hi, Kzoom, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.  I'm sorry to hear you're having troubles with this app.

So, based on your above post, you have downloaded and attempted to unpack this zip file, right?

http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/files_2_folder/Unreg_F2F.zip

If so, it's possible your download was corrupted in some way.  I just downloaded it to make sure it wasn't corrupted server side.  All checked out and it was able to unregister the shell extension here on my computer.  If you're familiar with MD5 checksums, the checksum of that zip file is 37A982755D8385708DD80B4BBED5DCB7.  Can you verify it's not a corrupt download?
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« Reply #141 on: April 20, 2012, 09:40:56 PM »

Yes, that's the MD5 checksum.
I checked again on that PC, and your files (both of them) show up a total of ten times on the Webroot 'quarantine' for my laptop. I've notified Webroot that they're throwing a false positive, even when I have it turned off (?).

Meanwhile, I loaded Files2Folder to my Win 7 64-bit, (run w/ Admin permissions) and it works great there. So I'm going to move all the photos there and do the work on that PC.

Thanks for the fast attention.
I'll drop something in the bucket.

-k-

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« Reply #142 on: April 20, 2012, 09:47:14 PM »

Yes, that's the MD5 checksum.

Cool, thanks for checking.

I checked again on that PC, and your files (both of them) show up a total of ten times on the Webroot 'quarantine' for my laptop. I've notified Webroot that they're throwing a false positive, even when I have it turned off (?).

I guess we can chalk it up to Webroot interfering with things.  However, I can guarantee it's a false positive.

Meanwhile, I loaded Files2Folder to my Win 7 64-bit, (run w/ Admin permissions) and it works great there. So I'm going to move all the photos there and do the work on that PC.

If I may ask, how are you choosing which photos to move?  If it's something in the filename that can be matched on, perhaps my File Punter app might be of use?

Thanks for the fast attention.
I'll drop something in the bucket.

You're welcome and thanks.  =]
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« Reply #143 on: April 21, 2012, 12:26:25 AM »

Got three DVDs back from scanmyphoto.com of prints from whenever upthrough about 2004, when I started using digital cameras.
The pictures are consecutively named, 00000001.jpg, 0000002.jpg, and so on.
I'd included file cards with dates and descriptions for groups of pictures, and these got scanned in with the bundles of pictures.
So now, 'View thumbnails' in file explorer, look at the note card, select all from notecard up to next notecard, use your utility to name and 'folder' those jpgs.
Later, Picasa to view, publish, whatever, already have it for all the digitals since 2005. 
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« Reply #144 on: April 21, 2012, 12:28:39 AM »

Paypal @ http://skwire.dcmembers.c...ftware/files-2-folder.php   OK?
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« Reply #145 on: April 21, 2012, 08:18:40 AM »


Sure, the Paypal donate links are fine.  =]  Thank you.
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« Reply #146 on: December 14, 2012, 11:58:11 AM »

I have just remembered this little app. Unfortunately, I can't get it to work on my slightly-funky XP box. (My previous use case was at work.)

It seems to successfully put the menu item into Right-Click, but then it runs rather slowly (some fifteen seconds) and then exits having done nothing visible. Any ideas?
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« Reply #147 on: December 14, 2012, 12:00:51 PM »

Since you seem to have so many problems with that XP box, re-install the OS?   tongue
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« Reply #148 on: December 14, 2012, 12:49:21 PM »

Since you seem to have so many problems with that XP box, re-install the OS?   tongue

Only for software you create! tongue

Unfortunately re-installing the OS and then re-loading everything requires skills and probably time I don't have! Sad

One option is to dig up Chris Gingerich because the second half of his snack does the same effect of file-to-folder, and that seems to work pretty well. He might be able to chop his snack in half to just do the folder create & move thing.

Yo, Chris G! You around?

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« Reply #149 on: December 14, 2012, 01:39:58 PM »

Did you move the Files2Folder.exe file after running it for the first time (to get the entry in the menu)?
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