Not sure if this belongs in this thread:
This is a Q relating to putting file comments into "virtual folders" - not reparsed file links, but containing folders which hold pointers to a folder elsewhere.
In xplorer² (which I use most of the time) these are called "Scrap containers".
I was working with some files that I have in an xplorer² scrap container, and wanting to edit the file Comments
for that file just for that scrap container view
, but I could not.
This is because the Comments field is the same system field as is used in the main Windows Explorer (and xplorer²) window.
If you edit the properties (attributes) of that file in the scrap container, it actually edits them on disk.
But if you delete the file in the scrap container, it does not delete it from disk.
For comparison, I opened up my old 1999 vintage FileAlbum
from PC Magazine/Ziff Davis (written by Gregory A. Wolking).
That provides sort of what I wanted, but in the shape of a virtual folder that is insulated from affecting the file properties and has an inbuilt proprietary file/folder commenting field.
The screenshot below shows 3 windows and how the file Radiolab - Numbers 100909a.mp3
appears, with its comments, in each one.
- 1. The scrap container.
- 2. The FileAlbum container.
- 3. The Windows Explorer file listing
What I want to get is:
- sometimes a file listing display with the system file Comments displayed - that's OK, the system can already give me that in file listings in Windows Explorer or xplorer²;
- then sometimes a file listing display in a collection or "scrap" container (or something that serves the same purpose) that displays the same files and the same (system) file Comments and also another field of file comments or notes that is peculiar to the files in that display/view.
Is this feasible?