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Windows 7: Sync folder colours between W7 and OSX on Samba share


14 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Sync folder colours between W7 and OSX on Samba share

At my company I've managed to convince my boss to start replacing some of our very old macs running OS X 10.5.8 with custom built windows 7 PCs. I also replaced using an external HDD as a 'server' with... an actual server, running linux. The Linux server runs a samba share and everything is fine... until I've introduced this windows 7 pc. It connects fine and all that but there's no way to colour folders and files like you can on mac:

Yes there are customisations that allow me to do something very similar but the colours have to be displayed to the mac computers too. I don't even actually need the windows machines to show the colour, as long as the macs can see it (although it would be nice)
Colouring the folders + files is a very important part of our procedures and isn't something we can forego, colouring them afterwards on a mac would be a very big hassle with the amount of files we go through.
I used winhex and found the hex that determines colour so I guess I could actually write this myself but it would take me a long time, so if someone knows of anything that does this, it would be highly appreciated, thanks.


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