|02 Mar 2010||#1|
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Modifying properties of several files/folders at once ?
I'm having a hard time changing properties of several files/folders at once because Windows doesn't make the modifications I'm applying.
For example I select let's say 5 folders full of MP3s
- Right click / Properties / Customize tab
- In "Use this folder type as a template", Music is selected and I change it to "All Items"
- Tick "Also apply on all subfolders"
- Click on Apply then OK.
The result is that only one of the 5 folders had its properties correctly set, which is the one I right clicked on within the selection.
Do you have any idea what might cause this odd behavior? I wouldn't like to have to change the properties of each folder one by one.
Thanks in advance!
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|02 Mar 2010||#2|
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I don't think you can change properties of several folders like this (or files for that matter). If someone corrects me on that, I will be glad to learn how.
However, if all you want to change is the template, you can do this. Make a new folder and put all the folders you want to change there. Then open the properties dialog of the new parent folder and make sure to tick "Also apply on all subfolders". This should then work on all your folders. Similarly you can deal with permissions.
Other than that, you'd have to write a batch file. There was something like that posted here on the forums, but right now I can't remember where exactly.
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