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RobinBanks
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Edit File Description Properties

#1 Post by RobinBanks » 30.08.2015, 20:53

I am using FreeCommander for the first time. In Windows Explorer I make use of description file properties (Title, Tags, Subject, Comments, etc). In Windows Explorer I edit values in the Details pane at the bottom, as described here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind ... -to-a-file

I cannot find any way to edit these properties in FreeCommander. Am I missing something?

Robin

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Re: Edit File Description Properties

#2 Post by RobinBanks » 15.09.2015, 20:29

Sixteen days later I see that 79 people have read my post but no-one has replied. This is a shame. For me file description properties (FDPs) are an invaluable feature. I have over 900 MS Word files in a folder each containing the lyrics of a song. I have texts in 12 languages. With carefully added FDPs for title, tags and subject I can filter by a language, sort by composer, sort on text source, and perform other database like queries — all on a simple list of files. It is all very wonderful, and it is built into Windows 7. Does FreeCommander not integrate this?

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Re: Edit File Description Properties

#3 Post by ralfso » 15.09.2015, 20:38

What version do you use?
You posted this question in FreeCommander forum for the old (2009) version.

Have you tried to add the column of your interest to details view?
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Re: Edit File Description Properties

#4 Post by joby_toss » 16.09.2015, 05:17

Right click your .doc file, go to Properties, switch to Details tab and edit away. Just like in Windows explorer.

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Re: Edit File Description Properties

#5 Post by BGM » 24.03.2016, 21:05

joby - you can add comments to doc files this way, but how do you add them to zip files?
(Windows 7 Professional 64bit)

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Re: Edit File Description Properties

#6 Post by joby_toss » 24.03.2016, 23:10

Yes, Windows lets you add comments only for certain file types (OP mentioned MS Word files, that's why I gave that .doc example).
I use 7-Zip to add/check comments for .zip files.
A dedicated tagging system would be nice for XE.

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Re: Edit File Description Properties

#7 Post by BGM » 25.03.2016, 04:44

I wish I could add comments to files. This would really help to keep me organized - I could keep notes on why I downloaded this thing or that thing. Right now I go through my downloads and can't remember, so I just delete anything I can't recognize. If I could add a note to the file then it would help a lot.

I'm thinking I'd like to see the note appear in the status bar or in a little popup tooltip at the bottom of the window - kind of like Firefox's url flasher. Or even a dockable panel at the bottom of the tab.

I always keep my view set to "list" because I can see more files at once and don't much care for using "details" unless I have to find something with a specific date. But I have a widescreen monitor and most of the status bar is wasted with the commandline that is a mile wide. Showing the file-comment there would be quite nice.

Actually, if I had anything to wish for, it would be a little dockable panel at the bottom of the tab. I could type in it with a GTD manner - just freely type and the comment would be attached to the file. Problem with comments is they have to be *put* somewhere - either in the file's properties or in a db. It makes sense to insert them in the file's properties so that when the file is moved you don't have to modify a db to go with it. But Windows Explorer (and xyPlorer) sort of has a little panel like this - it shows you file properties. If FC could have a little panel like this, maybe it could show comments, too in an editbox where you can freely type within.
(Windows 7 Professional 64bit)

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