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Windows 7: Folder Customization on server

03 Jun 2011   #1

Windows XP and 7, 64bit
Folder Customization on server

Hello all,
I have run into a slight hiccup that I am attempting to figure out if you would happen to have any information it would be great.

At work we are working through hundreds upon hundreds of files and we were looking for a way to designate what is complete and what is not yet touched. I brought up the idea of color coding the folders, so we got "Folder Marker" to accomplish this.

I am on Windows XP personally so I got it working for that, some of the others are on Windows 7 (which I have at home) so we realized the icons didn't work because the folders are different icons from XP to 7. I re-wrote the folder search and re-did the color schemes to mesh with 7 and it works great on that OS, the only issue we have is viewing between the two.

We are working off a server which all of our computers point to. If I change a folder to a new color I can see it, as well as any other XP user can see it but the 7 people just see a standard 7 folder. If a Windows 7 user changes a folder to a new color the 7 users can see it but the XP users just get a standard color folder.

When I re-wrote the .icl file I created each folder color with the same name and in the same numerical order for each XP and 7. Is there any way that we could get the two OS's to see the changes made across the server, regardless of the users OS that makes the change?

Thank you all very much for any info you could give me, it is greatly appreciated and if you need any more information please let me know and I will do my best to provide it.


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