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Windows 7: help changing folder details

24 Mar 2011   #1

win7 ultimate 32 bits
help changing folder details

Hello people, Iím trying to customize my folders so I can organize them a little better.

This is what I want to do. Iím currently on a medical residency where we are a lot of residents and all of us have different cases, and our boss ask us to organize all our cases in folders on a external hard drive, they have to be folders because each case has photos, informationís, videos, etc. but itís not as simple as that he want me to make an option so I can sort them by author(physician), name (patient), disease, so if he wants to see all my patients he can do it with one click, or all the patients with the same diagnostic. So Iím trying only naming the folders with the patients name's and on the details of the folder insert the physician and the disease.
So is there a way that I can do that using windows or I will have to use another program.
The reason I donít want to use a program itís because we use it on different computers and if I use a program I will have to install it on every computer we use.

so if anyone has any idea how to do this, help will be really appreciate

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24 Mar 2011   #2

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Hello Luis, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I would do this with Saved Searches.

Save all patient information as you had planned, each patient having own folder with all relevant information. Name each main (patient) folder using sort options you need to use as for instance John Doe - Dr. Kildare - Stroke (patient - doctor - diagnosis).

Now create Saved Search links. To search all stroke patients, open the folder containing all patient folders and type
type:folder filename:stroke to search field. When search is done, click Save Search:

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help changing folder details-save_search_2.png

Now you you have a link to all folders of stroke patients:

help changing folder details-save_search_3.png

Do the same with all sort criteria you need to. Saved searches appear on the left pane of Explorer window, on top under the title Favorites.


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27 Mar 2011   #3

win7 ultimate 32 bits

Thanks, this will definitely work if we were using one computer, until i find anything else, this will be more than helpful
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27 Mar 2011   #4

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Luis, your computers are networked, or? Just save the main folder containing all patient folders in user profile Public in Seven or Shared Folders in XP, then it's shared and can be accessed from other computers.

Without using a database application I can not find better solution.

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