Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Wish to edit detail properties of files in window

24 May 2013   #1
ClockworkDragon

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Wish to edit detail properties of files in window

I have a large number of files which I am changing the naming convention for in the Title detail and am getting frustrated having to right click for properties and anvigate tabs ebfore being able to change each one. I can see the Title of the files in the Details view of the folder they are in, but there cannot find a way to edit them in that view other than the manner previosuly stated.

That being said, does anyone know of a workaround that would allow me to change each title without aving to jump through hoops to edit them?

Thanks in advance.

-Clockwork


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 May 2013   #2
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Welcome to the Forums Clockwork,

So if I get it correctly you want to rename multiple files at once?
If so, go to the folder they are located in, click anywhere in the folder, hit crtl and a at the same time to select all the files and then hit F2



After that you'll see that the name banner of the first file in the folder turned empty. You can now type the name you want it to have in, and hit enter. It will change all the files to that name, followed up by a number.


Hope that that helps!
Nommy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2013   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you use the Details Pane located on the bottom of the explorer pages you can add or remove Title/ tags/ Name and some other basic properties just by selecting the file,
Click on Organize on the top left,
Point or click on Layout and click on Details pane,
See if that is what your looking for.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 May 2013   #4
ClockworkDragon

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for trying, but the issue is not with the filneame, but with the Title in the metadata. I want to avoid having to -- right-click, Properties, Details Tab, rename -- for every file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Open Windows Explorer, Navigate to and click on the file you want to change and in the Detail pane at the bottom just left click "Title" and you can edit in the box see screenshot below:

Wish to edit detail properties of files in window-title.png

Dont forget to click save!

Or you could have a look at the batch conversion facility in the very good free program Irfanview. i reckon that will do what you want but in multiples. Download from here:
http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Batch File or Script

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ClockworkDragon View Post
Thank you for trying, but the issue is not with the filneame, but with the Title in the metadata. I want to avoid having to -- right-click, Properties, Details Tab, rename -- for every file.
I use IrfanView to do batch conversions and resizes, but I don't think that IrfanView will batch convert the "Title" metadata field (or other metadata fields).

I wanted to do something similar.
I used FreeCommander to mass rename a group of scans (I do this regularly).
I wanted the file names added to the "Title" field.

I ended up asking my friend to write a Linux BASH script to perform the task.
It would have taken me days to write it, but it took him less than 30 minutes to create and test a working script.

I think that there is an alternative file manager for Windows that can do what you want, but I can't remember its name.

I suspect that you will have to write a script to do what you want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Wish to edit detail properties of files in window




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do we fake or edit everything inside the system properties??
I've got a very cheeky question would like to ask about. Are there any possible ways where we could possibly edit or change everything inside the System Properties by right clicking on My Computer Properties on the desktop?? I've tried something called the Fake Your Specs: Fake your...
Customization
how do i edit system properties windows 7 ultimate
need help on editing system system properties windows 7 ultimate and also how to delete email youtube video of what i need help with Lx79NQcqt8s http://i40.tinypic.com/f1l9gz.gif
Customization
Cannot edit properties/details of any file
Using Windows & Home Premium SP1... I am trying to troubleshoot a problem with my outlook pst files (outlook no longer recognizes it as a pst file following a fresh Office 2010 install- I was using 2010 before the reinstall. I recently had to recover the files from another drive).I noticed the...
General Discussion
Properties window tabs
Anyone know of a list of useful properties window extensions? I have added a mediainfo tab and a file hashing tab and I quite like the idea of having useful apps right there.
Customization
.flv files can't be seen via explorer detail screen
some of my .flv files show thumbnail some not. 90% from youtube. some are just numbers and others are file names understandable.
Music, Pictures & Video
Can't edit file properties. Error 0x80007000D
Hello, whenever I try to edit the file properties (things such as artist, album etc.) on some of my mp3 files (not all of them) I just get the following error message: http://imgur.com/Ra0wV.jpg I have googled a bit on the error message but I only found some forum threads with no answer in...
Music, Pictures & Video


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App