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21 Mar 2011   #1491
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

All it basically does is copy the program name for you and open Notepad. You could do that easily yourself, so I don't think it's really worth the bother.

Regards....Mike Connor


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21 Mar 2011   #1492
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Plus it also creates the .notes file next to the file. But if you rarely use or have a need for this feature then going through the trouble of debugging your system may not be worth the bother.
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21 Mar 2011   #1493
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Plus it also creates the .notes file next to file. But if you rarely use or have a need for this feature then going through the trouble of debugging your system may not be worth the bother.

True, and if you want to do exactly what that program does without any bother at all, just use this;

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Text]
@="Filenote..."

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Text\Command]
@="Notepad %1%.txt"
Does exactly the same thing without any of the rigmarole!

Copy that code and save it as "Filenote.reg" doubleclick on it, it will be sent to the registry.

Wont interfere with any other programs, doesn't need anything else at all. Just right click on any file to get the function.

This is what it does;

Adds "Filenote..." to the context menu;



If you click on that entry with a file selected it asks you if you want to create the relevant text file, or show or overwrite the existing file;




Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1494
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Yes, I tried this, but to save the resulting .txt file you have to navigate to the appropriate folder whereas FileNotes Windows Tagger is automatically ready to be saved in the same folder.
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21 Mar 2011   #1495
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Yes, I tried this, but to save the resulting .txt file you have to navigate to the appropriate folder whereas FileNotes Windows Tagger is automatically ready to be saved in the same folder.
Not true, if you click on "save" the file is immediately saved to the same folder;


The Icon is different because I have a different text editor as a default program, but it's just a normal text file. You can use any editor you like as long as it is in the system path, and you could,(for instance), simply copy and paste the whole blurb including images from a download site to the file if you used an editor capable of doing so. Like this one;

http://www.polyedit.com/free.html

<http://www.polyedit.com/free.html>

Regards...Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1496
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Yes, I tried this, but to save the resulting .txt file you have to navigate to the appropriate folder whereas FileNotes Windows Tagger is automatically ready to be saved in the same folder.
Not true, if you click on "save" the file is immediately saved to the same folder;

Regards...Mike Connor
That is not the case if you do this for a file in Program Files or Program Files (x86).
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21 Mar 2011   #1497
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Yes, I tried this, but to save the resulting .txt file you have to navigate to the appropriate folder whereas FileNotes Windows Tagger is automatically ready to be saved in the same folder.
Not true, if you click on "save" the file is immediately saved to the same folder;

Regards...Mike Connor
That is not the case if you do this for a file in Program Files or Program Files (x86).
It works anywhere for any file. This is a test in "Program Files (x86)"



Regards...Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1498
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post

Not true, if you click on "save" the file is immediately saved to the same folder;

Regards...Mike Connor
That is not the case if you do this for a file in Program Files or Program Files (x86).
It works anywhere for any file. This is a test in "Program Files (x86)"
Regards...Mike Connor
When you click on "save" the file is immediately saved to the same folder (withought having to navigate) for a file in Program Files (x86)? Do you have UAC disabled?
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21 Mar 2011   #1499
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post

That is not the case if you do this for a file in Program Files or Program Files (x86).
It works anywhere for any file. This is a test in "Program Files (x86)"
Regards...Mike Connor
When you click on "save" the file is immediately saved to the same folder (withought having to navigate) for a file in Program Files (x86)? Do you have UAC disabled?
Yes.

If you want to use it with UAC enabled then use Notepad elevated, ( Run as Administrator);







Set permissions as required, and it will work the same.

Regards...Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1500
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Then that is why it works for Mike and not for polycue

With UAC Enabled, certain parts of the drive are marked as not accessible by standard user, And prompts for raising access level. Root of C:\ and Program Files are not standard user accessible areas for security reasons.

Which is another reason I would not recommend the app discussed here.
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