Hi to all, my first post here so please be gentle
I was sorting out some problems with an Opera install yesterday (plug-ins 'fighting') and, as part of the fault-finding process, ended up systematically taking certain files out of the equation by re-naming 'em.
When I'm doing things like this I tend to drop plain text notes in the relevant folders so, at a later date, it's easy to see what changes have been made.
The note taking procedure can be rather time-consuming where many different folders are involved so I got to wondering if there was an easier way of doing things.
I found this little gem earlier - FileNote http://www.moonsoftware.com/freeware.asp
(scroll down a bit)
Description from the site -
"FileNote is a little shell extension that allows you to add textual descriptions to your files. It adds one command to the shell context menu of a file object. This command lets you easily edit or create a text file that has the same name as the initial file, but with the extension TXT.
For example, if you have a file, MyImage.jpg, you right-click on that file and choose the FileNote command from the context menu. A new text file called MyImage.txt is created and Notepad is opened to edit that text file. If a text file with that name already exists, it will be opened for viewing/editing."
It works a treat in XP, I hope you find it as useful as I do.