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Yes to both questions.

As I recall, at one time the tray notifications for Screen Captor did work on my computer.  Not sure why not now.

For some reason the Balloon Tip in System Tray doesn't show up after a screenshot capture.  I do have the preferences box checked, yes.

Any ideas what I might be able to do to get it to show up.

Not sure I've really taken a screenshot capture, so I end up taking a bunch, then checking the folder to make sure.

A work-around is to "After capture show...  Post-capture popup dialogue."

But a 3-5 second Balloon Tip would be the better way to go, to be sure capture was actually taken.


Nicholas Kormanik

What might be the best way of typing a note on the screen before taking a screenshot with Screenshot Captor?

Sometimes I'd like to 'annotate' what and why I'm taking the screenshot.  Would be super to have a small movable note to that effect.  I'd prefer a white rectangular background.  Minimalist.  Editable.  Adjustable-sized font.  Closely cropped to the text.


Nicholas Kormanik

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - DblEscClose
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:10 PM »
Chris, message following window close always seems to come up, regardless of settings.

I'd rather message NOT come up, if possible.  Just do it.


@everyone else

Guys and gals, let's wrap this one up.  Anything more we can do?

If limited to less than 2 GB to be moved, probably best to use highend01 method, one-double-click.  Easy peasy.

If more than 2 GB, 4wd has a terrific approach, just requiring a few more steps.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Select Range of Files Via Batch File
« on: April 07, 2019, 03:11 PM »
@4wd, nicely done, indeed.  However, the example given is not so complicated, bear in mind.

Interesting that your suggestion, and of @highend01, is regex.  Pattern matching.  All 'intermediate' items must be matched.

Not exactly a through -- ordinal -- approach.

Using the usual Explorer route -- highlighting the first, shift-highlighting the last -- seemingly would be.  No command-line equivalent.

Post New Requests Here / Select Range of Files Via Batch File
« on: April 07, 2019, 02:44 AM »
Consider the following files within a folder:


Via batch file how can one select a range of files, say to be moved?


Move 03.txt through 07.txt from folder A to folder B.

Such a simple thing.  And yet....

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated.


Nicholas Kormanik


I just thought of another question....

@everyone else

Okay, here is where we now stand:  As pointed out in the url above, advice #2 is to use "another language."

That seems clear enough (especially bolded).

Who else would like to take the next step?

So much fun that we all should do it.

What say, gang??

(grumble, grumble, grumble....)

Well, @highend01, that's some amazing stuff.  Thank you!

Basically works as asked for, as a one double-click trick.  Files up to a certain total-size limit get moved to the new location.

One issue did come up, though.  Via this approach there appears to be an inherent upper limit.  At 2 GB.  No matter how high the user inputs their own upper limit, Windows stops short.

Hmmm.  Any idea why?

I suppose user (me) can come back for seconds, and thirds.  I.e., run the batch file multiple times.


4wd, works as advertised.  Very slick.  Thank you!

Let's see if highend01 can code it into a batch file, for single double-click.

Still wondering if that's possible.


Agree that native Explorer begs for enhancements.  I've tried to do that with whatever third-party upgrades I could find.

Another alternative file manager, though, is definitely something to consider.

Regarding the present challenge, one double-click seems super appealing, if highend01 could pull off the wizardry.  Like, wow!

I'll try 4wd's offering.  Looks promising.

Exactly, highend01.  Just count the total size, if possible, and stop the process before reaching the user-inputed limit.

Don't mean to put the burden on you.  But you certainly aced the last similar request.

I've come across programs for filling up DVDs and CDs with music files.  As I recall, the programs will pick and choose from a set of files, and put as much as possible onto the disk.  Summing total size.

In the present case I just want to start from -- actually, 0001_xyz.mp4.  Then 0002_xyz.mp4.  And on and on until the set total size.  I append the numbers -- serialize -- to all the .mp4 files, to make playing easier (Amazon firestick, using MX Player on the tv, plays in the order of filename, thus the numbers).

So excited with the last request that I'm making another sort-of-similar request.

To fill up a USB thumb drive with various YouTube downloaded videos, I use Explorer, detail view, select the first.... down... down...

...and Shift-select the last.  So as to get the total size I want to send to the thumb drive.

Then I drag these files over to the thumb drive.

I'm wondering if there could be a batch file that can help out with the process.

Type into the batch file:

-- Source
-- Destination
-- Total 'upper limit' amount of files desired to be transferred (will end up approximate, of course)

'Order' of files moved, which first, should be by 'filename' order.  (I think that's Windows' default, but not sure.)

Double-click.  Presto.

Source:  d:\video\
Destination:  h:\
Amount of files to transfer:  50 Gb.

Move the files.
Order of move by filename.

Wondering if this is readily doable through batch file (or powershell).

(My hunch is there would have to be a running sum of sizes sent to some cache.  Keep going until....  A batch file to simply move files is easy enough.  The trick here is the total size wanted.)

Thoughts appreciated.

Nicholas Kormanik


Well, that's magic.  No two ways about it.

Amazing.  Works perfectly.

Thank you so much, highend01.

Wonderful code.

Great questions, Shades.  Wow, what a thinker.




Same computer.

Why 10?  That was just a hypothetical.  If "batch file" (or .ps1 script) user can put in any number they want.  Right?

The key is to pick off 10 folders from c:\a, and move them to c:\b.

(These folder names are hypothetical, too, of course....)

Sweet and simple.

Suppose root folder A has 1000 sub-folders.

User (me) wants to deal with just 10 folders at a time.  Not all 1000.

Would like to create a batch file that moves 10 folders (in any order, no worries about that) from the root folder A to another root folder B.

Presently the solution is to just highlight with Explorer and drag over.

Better to have a little batch file to double-click on to do the job, if possible.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Nicholas Kormanik

@4wd  EBO.  Beautifully accomplished.  Terrific little program.  Amazing skills.

Thank you!

@highend01  Absolutely.  After using 4wd's EBO to make sure what's about to be zapped, time for MTOF to do the pruning.

Great work!

A quick note on what the application is with the present request:

Music Collection Maintenance.

I use a program called "Stream Writer" to capture streaming music.  And Media Monkey to maintain the organizing and database of the music.

Because of duplicates in pieces, I'd estimate the best stuff is only 20% of all that's been collected.  No sense in keeping the lower bitrate files, for instance.  And, often there's a "(2)" suffixed to same song, same bitrate.  (See "Wende" snap in original post at top.)

Seems we're not yet there, as far as optimal music collections and maintenance is concerned.


You betcha, highend01!  You da man, and, yes, "More than one file.exe" is gold, for the purpose which it was created -- deleting all but the largest file in each folder, over a directory structure.

Now..., if you want to ENHANCE "More than one file.exe".....???

Before cutting out all that deadwood, really best to at least take a sampling of the files being zapped.  Open a few of those folders and see what's what.

That's the reason for the present request.


Well, your PowerShell script nailed it.  Wonderful work.

Sorting, as you mentioned above, would not be so important as having the ability to export the list.  (However, nirsoft's SysExporter can indirectly grab the list, I noticed.)

Thanks, 4wd, for your continuing assistance.


How about that!  Everything does indeed seem to do the trick.

"M:\Audio 2\" childfilecount:>1 folder:

Sooo many additional options as well.  Never knew.

And, because of drawing upon the index, fast as lightning.

Tentatively may be a winner.

@c.gingerich.  Hope to see you back, Chris.  Either on this one, or the next.  Thanks for your skilled efforts!

@c.gingerich  Sill the same problem.  See snap of Garth Brooks above.

As an experiment I created a large folder hierarchy/tree structure with NO TWO FILES in any single folder.  mtof.exe flags folders even in this case, if more than one file exists in the mini-sub-hierarchy.


Maybe it can't be done.

mtof.exe, though, is still a pretty neat little gem that I do appreciate.

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