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Windows 7: General help Win Explorer - Attaching a comment


17 Oct 2011   #1
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
General help Win Explorer - Attaching a comment

Hi,

Is it possible to attach a comment to a folder? My end goal is to write a brief description to reflect what exactly are the contents of folders. Is there a software which can help make it possible/easy?
I do use OneNote and use it for general notetaking of all sorts but if it could be possible within Explorer that'll be great.

Thanks
Baz

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17 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check this link for a possible solution.

Re: Folder Comments in Windows Explorer - Resolved - General
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17 Oct 2011   #3
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for the reply, seavixen32.
When I go to Properties windows I am unable to see any tab called Customize...
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17 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome Baz.

What happens if you check the "Hidden" box?
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17 Oct 2011   #5
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It asks if I want the changes made to all of the folders & sub-folders..
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17 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This link may or may not help.

Add tags or other properties to a file

Also, I've just remembered reading some time ago that you could add a comment to a shortcut, but not the actual folder.

This link is five years old, but it may help.

http://www.computing.net/answers/win...rs/156183.html
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17 Oct 2011   #7
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for the help. I'll try to work around it using shortcuts option.

Regards
Baz
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17 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, but keep checking this thread as someone else may have an idea.
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17 Oct 2011   #9
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I sure will (subscribed via e-mail)
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18 Oct 2011   #10

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Baz,

**WARNING : This is a bit of a hack and requires you edit a system file - only do so if you are comfortable doing that. You do so at your own risk***

There is a way to have a pop-up ballon tip appear when you hover your mouse over the folder, and also to display in the Comments column. I have messed about with this a little bit. To do that, please follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Click Tools, then Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab
4. You MUST uncheck the box labelled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

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When prompted, you need to click YES.

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5. Right-click on the folder you are interested in, and then select Properties and then Customize. Select the Change Icon... button.

Note : you aren't actually going to change the icon if you don't wany to - this step is neccessary to get to the point that you can add comments to a folder.

In the icon panel, choose the FOLDER icon, or a different one if you like, and click OK.

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6. In the folder you are interested in, locate the file called desktop.ini and open it in Notepad.

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7. At the immediate bottom of the file, add this line:

InfoTip=

You can then add your comments immediately after the = symbol, like this for example:

Code:
 
InfoTip=This should help BAZ
This is what the file look like:

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8. Save the file. You can add the Comments field to your columns in Windows Explorer, and now you should see this:

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Also, when you hover your mouse over the folder, a pop-up baloon will display the folder comments.

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Regards,
Golden


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