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Author Topic: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ?  (Read 1478 times)
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« on: September 03, 2014, 08:09:41 PM »

Hi guys, before many years i have use a tiny free utility that creates a text file from any windows file.
Right click on ThisIsMyFile.mp3 = Press "Create Text Here" (or something like that) = And automatically has create ThisIsMyFile.txt

Can anyone knows this free software? I try to find on the net but without of lack. The same and from my files. I don't remember the actual name and i coulnd find it.  Sad

File2TXT? Files2Text? Copy2Text? CreateTextHere? ...... I dont remember the name.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 05:41:08 AM »

What would be in this .txt file once it's created? Is it just a zero byte file with the same name as the non-txt file you click on?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 07:03:11 AM »

 

"ThisIsMyFile.mp3 > ThisIsMyFile.txt"



How-to

- create a plain text file with name "ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd"
- add: IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.txt" Null > "%~n1.txt"


- Below the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\" subkey
- create a new subkey "Create TXT File from selected file" (the name of the context menu entry)
- create beneath a another subkey "command"
- and there change the (Default) REG_SZ and add the value "full\path\to\ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd" "%1"


So you should get now:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\Create TXT File from selected file\command
(Default)   "full\path\to\ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd" "%1"

OR for Folders:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Directory\Shell\Create TXT File from selected name\command\
(Default)   "full\path\to\ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd" "%1"




Now right click any file, choose "Create TXT File", and you are done.


Works?  


- - -


You can also do

"ThisIsMyFile.mp3 > ThisIsMyFile.mp3.txt"
IF NOT EXIST "%1.txt" Null > "%1.txt"


or even

"ThisIsMyFile.mp3 > ThisIsMyFile.BAK.mp3"
IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.BAK%~x1" Null >  "%~n1.BAK%~x1"


- - -


And as a bonus:

IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.txt" Null >  "%~n1.txt" & START "" Notepad "%~n1.txt"

Or better:
SET NewFile="%~n1.txt"
IF NOT EXIST %NewFile% Null > %NewFile%  & START "" notepad %NewFile%


- - -

Another example:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\Create BAK copy of selected file\command
IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.BAK%~x1" COPY %1  "%~n1.BAK%~x1"



HTH? Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 10:29:50 AM »

And you do not need any program to run in tray etc.

Very good, AbteriX  smiley

Regards,

Anand
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 11:32:56 AM »

Hi guys, before many years i have use a tiny free utility that creates a text file from any windows file.

Man, I used to love that thing ... I think it was called F-note (short for file note). It was just a context menu item that showed up for all files that would put an empty text file with the same name in the same location as target file.

AbteriX's solution looks like a hit, as it will produce the same result.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 01:11:10 PM »

 huh I read this post last night, and STILL can't see any use for this type of thing lol  Anybody wanna explain how this would be remotely helpful?  I mean...It shaves like 2 seconds or 2 clicks from doing it manually (By either creating a new text document then copypasta the name into it, or type the name manually...)
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 02:58:54 PM »

Hi guys, before many years i have use a tiny free utility that creates a text file from any windows file.

Man, I used to love that thing ... I think it was called F-note (short for file note). It was just a context menu item that showed up for all files that would put an empty text file with the same name in the same location as target file.

AbteriX's solution looks like a hit, as it will produce the same result.
I remember getting a virus that did this (on a work computer!) way back in 2000.  We went in the computer and noticed that every single audio file had a txt file created.  What a pain that was!
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 03:22:41 PM »

What would be in this .txt file once it's created? Is it just a zero byte file with the same name as the non-txt file you click on?
Yes.

huh I read this post last night, and STILL can't see any use for this type of thing lol  Anybody wanna explain how this would be remotely helpful?  I mean...It shaves like 2 seconds or 2 clicks from doing it manually (By either creating a new text document then copypasta the name into it, or type the name manually...)
I have many free utilities and i want to create a .txt with the same name like the .exe . Insight to text i keep infos for the utility.
This is useful not only for software, but with any other file that you want to create a text file easy with the same name of the original file.

Works?
Yes!  Grin I use only the first parameter: IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.txt" Null > "%~n1.txt"
The "bonus" of the "create text from folder" i do not use.

Is there any way to not see the black command window from loading? Can you put on the backround?

AbteriX, thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 03:45:09 PM »

huh I read this post last night, and STILL can't see any use for this type of thing lol  Anybody wanna explain how this would be remotely helpful?  I mean...It shaves like 2 seconds or 2 clicks from doing it manually (By either creating a new text document then copypasta the name into it, or type the name manually...)

This sounds vaguely familiar.  Perhaps I had something similar back in Win9x.  But the benefit is easier to see if you select several or several hundred files.  If you have a need for such matching text files.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 04:19:40 PM »

This sounds vaguely familiar.  Perhaps I had something similar back in Win9x.
I use that on WinXP. Maybe is on my files but because i don't remember the name, is verrrrrrrry difficult to find.

Man, I used to love that thing ... I think it was called F-note (short for file note).
It was just a context menu item that showed up for all files that would put an empty text file with the same name in the same location as target file.
I search for find it. Do you know the official site or any other site to find it?
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2014, 06:20:31 PM »

huh I read this post last night, and STILL can't see any use for this type of thing lol  Anybody wanna explain how this would be remotely helpful?  I mean...It shaves like 2 seconds or 2 clicks from doing it manually (By either creating a new text document then copypasta the name into it, or type the name manually...)

It's a matter of convenience true, but when it is something you do frequently - extra X clicks * 100 - then it becomes quite handy. Back when I did a lot of downloading, I liked to leave myself a note with the particulars of a download that I wasn't likely to have time to investigate soon. This was necessary since many of the things I download could make a rather large mess is set off accidentally.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2014, 06:25:09 PM »

Man, I used to love that thing ... I think it was called F-note (short for file note).
It was just a context menu item that showed up for all files that would put an empty text file with the same name in the same location as target file.
I search for find it. Do you know the official site or any other site to find it?

Sorry man, I wish I could tell you...but I don't know where to find it either.
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2014, 03:02:48 AM »

Got it.

FileNote http://download.cnet.com/...3000-2094_4-10019651.html

Excerpt from the site:
It's supposed to give users a way to add notes to their files, but in reality this application is just a quick way to create a text file of the same name. File Note is added as a new context menu option. When you select it, it automatically creates a Notepad file named the same as the selected file.

To be fair, the operation was speedy and effective, and the newly created text file was conveniently saved in the same location as the source file. However, because the note isn't integrated with the file itself, you'll have to take an extra step if you want to share your notes when you send the file to others.

Regards,

Anand
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2014, 06:50:24 AM »


Thank you!

@sakiskom - And thank you for reminding me it existed. smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2014, 07:19:21 AM »

Is there any way to not see the black command window from loading? Can you put on the backround?

You could use cmdow to implement the command line with the /HID option.

Your AV will most likely complain about cmdow due to its be able to run commands in a hidden window - this automatically makes it something to be avoided like the plague as far as they're concerned.

But given that @anandcoral has found the original program, that'd probably be easier.
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2014, 01:31:49 PM »

Thank you 4wd. Thank you Anand!

There is a tiny "problem" to FileNote for me.
1) FileNot when creates the .txt file, open it automatically. I don't remember my old sw do that. undecided

2) FileNot i don't have it to my files. (I have search ALL my files for *note*.exe , *txt*.exe , *text*.exe)
Or i have lost before years when my HDD crash, or that sw is not that i remember.  Sad

3) One month before i have go to MoonSoftware site but i have not see FileNot... "maybe" is because they have remove it?  embarassed cheesy

4) Maybe FileNote is not that sw i looking for?  tellme
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2014, 02:27:09 PM »

I just whipped this up. Note My File, creates a text file with the same name as the selected file (using the context menu). Example Myapp.exe would make Myapp.exe.txt. If the TXT file already exists it will open in the default editor.

Download - https://drive.google.com/...oN1d3NUU/edit?usp=sharing

There are no setting, as I said just whipped it up... took less then 10 min :-)
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2014, 04:26:23 PM »

Pity people didn't adopt the DESCRIPT.ION near-standard from 4DOS  Sad
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2014, 12:34:57 AM »

I just whipped this up. Note My File, creates a text file with the same name as the selected file (using the context menu).
Thanx!
Is there any way to the text fie not include the original file extension?
Myapp.exe = Myapp.exe.txt Myapp.txt
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2014, 08:35:16 AM »

I can make that an option. I'll try to make an update today.
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2014, 09:25:02 AM »

I have updated Note My File. To not include the extension of the source file, open the Note My File.ini in the install folder and change IncludeExt=T to IncludeExt= .

https://drive.google.com/...oN1d3NUU/edit?usp=sharing
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 05:47:35 PM »

INI text file is "IncludeExt=1" and no "IncludeExt=T" or "IncludeExt= .
I don't have change it, and works great!

Thanx Chris!
And again, thanx AbteriX!
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2014, 11:37:12 PM »

As always, Chris, nice work.   Thmbsup  I'll move this to the Finished section.
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2014, 08:01:16 AM »

Thanks sakiskom glad it works for you. And thanks skwire.  thumbs up
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