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Windows 7: How to reference a predefined selection of files

26 Sep 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keyms92 View Post
But what should then be the library? As I said, I want store all the photos physically in "Holiday 2012" so that has to be a normal folder. Creating a library in "Panoramas" makes little since either since I want to reference several files instead of several folders.
Anything you want to add to it. Call it what you want.


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26 Sep 2012   #12
keyms92

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Anything you want to add to it. Call it what you want.
Maybe I'm doing a bad job explaining it but to be clear: I would want to add files to the library instead of folders. As edwar mentioned, libraries don't seem to support this feature.

This means every possible solution for this problem is going to rely on search in the end. It's strange that MS has decided not to add this feature. Perhaps their argument is that Explorer is going to be too similar to a media library organizer.
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26 Sep 2012   #13
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Yeah you may be better off using some type of Image cataloging software like Adobe Lightroom or maybe even Google Picasa (although Lightroom would be better).
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26 Sep 2012   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

All files on a computer are in a folder, no matter where they are, they don't exist without a folder. Even the desktop is a folder in Users.
I'm sorry, I have no more ideas.
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26 Sep 2012   #15
edwar

7 x64
 
 

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All files on a computer are in a folder, no matter where they are, they don't exist without a folder. Even the desktop is a folder in Users.
I'm sorry, I have no more ideas.
Sure file exist outside of folders, just how do you get that. I can store files in the ROOT of any drive on my systems, outside of any and all folders.
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26 Sep 2012   #16
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@keyms92: I don't see why you can't use libraries. It will take some work when you initially setup it up.Put your pictures in any folder or folders you choose. Create a new library for your project and add the folders with your photos to the new library.

You'll have to change "arrange by" to something you can manipulate - ratings or tags for example.

Play around with libraries - change the sort and other options. You can use many different attributes to sort just as you can with normal folders. Libraries are very powerful once you get the grasp of them.

If you organize your photos by a star rating - you can sort them by rating in a library. In the attached image, the ribbons are all rated 5 star - "Best of", the remainder are not rated. So in my library, when I arrange by ratings - the "Best of" are at the top.

yeah, you have to rate the photos(you can select multiple photos and rate them all in one step), but you can rate them "Good", "Better", "Best" very easily and the Library will do the sorting for you regardless of the physical folder location.


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26 Sep 2012   #17
Britton30
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
All files on a computer are in a folder, no matter where they are, they don't exist without a folder. Even the desktop is a folder in Users.
I'm sorry, I have no more ideas.
Sure file exist outside of folders, just how do you get that. I can store files in the ROOT of any drive on my systems, outside of any and all folders.
Cool, tell the OP how to do what he wants then. I "get" that because I don't normally store file on the root, which if you are using, say a flash drive, is still a folder.
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26 Sep 2012   #18
edwar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
All files on a computer are in a folder, no matter where they are, they don't exist without a folder. Even the desktop is a folder in Users.
I'm sorry, I have no more ideas.
Sure file exist outside of folders, just how do you get that. I can store files in the ROOT of any drive on my systems, outside of any and all folders.
Cool, tell the OP how to do what he wants then.
You don't have to be Rude. I was pointing out that what you stated.
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Files are only in Folders.

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Was incorrect.
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26 Sep 2012   #19
edwar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
All files on a computer are in a folder, no matter where they are, they don't exist without a folder. Even the desktop is a folder in Users.
I'm sorry, I have no more ideas.
Sure file exist outside of folders, just how do you get that. I can store files in the ROOT of any drive on my systems, outside of any and all folders.
Cool, tell the OP how to do what he wants then. I "get" that because I don't normally store file on the root, which if you are using, say a flash drive, is still a folder.
No again you are incorrect. A flash drive is a storage medium. It can have folder, Sub-Folder and store files in any of the folders or sub-folder or store files directly in the ROOT of the drive. It by itself is not a folder, It Is a Drive.
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26 Sep 2012   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be rude, but you seem to have more knowledge of drive and folder structure, and as such should be able to help the OP is all.
I may be incorrect again.
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