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Windows 7: File Manager - file attribute display and changing


25 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
File Manager - file attribute display and changing

Hi
In Windows 7 (and Vista) - all files displayed show only the file name.
This is particularly noticeable with audio and image files - but I often have identical file names in different formats or sizes.
Is there a way to make the .wav or .mp3 etc suffix visible and more importantly - can I edit it and sort by type?

(At the moment I am reverting to an old laptop running XP where I can edit and sort things easily).

Many thanks,
cat


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25 Oct 2011   #2

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Hi catstevecam and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you can display the file extension. In explorer select Organize->Folder and search options. On the view tab uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
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If you right click on an empty area in a folder you can chose sort and grouping options. Type is one of these.

You can change the attributes of some file types (Music & Videos) in the properties details tab.


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25 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you Kado
I now have re-arranged my folder view to suit my needs - all I have to work out is if I can apply the view preferences to the hundreds of similar audio folders - none of my audio folders are within the 'my documents' or 'my music' structure due to moving them from computer to recorder to mobile drive etc.
Thank you for showing me the way.
Cat
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25 Oct 2011   #4

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Glad that's sorted cat. The only way I can think of to apply to hundreds of folders is to include them in the Music Library. You just have to set your options once and it applies to all folders viewed through the library. Unfortunately it is only a library view and doesn't change the actual folder settings.

Maybe someone else will have a better solution.
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25 Oct 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If those audio folders all have the same folder template, then you could use the tutorial below to apply a folder's folder view settings to all folders with the same folder template. This will not work in libraries though.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Oct 2011   #6

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Thanks Shawn. It's always the simple answers.
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25 Oct 2011   #7
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You're welcome Keith. I just hope it helps Cat.
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25 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

many thanks - I now have a project, and I look forward to creating and utilising the template - certainly from the Windows 7 machine.
Thank you both
Cat
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25 Oct 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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25 Oct 2011   #10

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No problem Cat. That's the thing about this forum. If a person doesn't know the answer someone else will.
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