1. Joined : Aug 2014
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       14 Feb 2016 #1

    Adding Title/Comments/Tags to Folders + Sort in File Manager


    Two questions:-

    1. Does anyone know of a simple method to add titles, comments, or tags, to folders in Windows 10?
    There was something called HobComment that worked on XP but there does not appear to be a Win10 X64 version.

    2. Is it possible to have File Manager ignore definite and indefinite articles (the, a, an) when sorting by name?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,216
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       24 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi, search syntax is fairly comprehensive- you may find sthg here:
    Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

    (not certain if that's the latest spec)

    Ok, folder tips. This works for me.. not ideal, but there..
    Download and install this:
    StyleFolder Download

    You also need to do this:
    You'll see your detailed pop-up description the next time you mouse over that folder.

    Note: If you don't see a pop-up when you mouse over a folder, you need to enable a couple of settings. In explorer, click Change Folder & Search Options, and then select the View tab. Then, in the Advanced Settings list, select the check boxes for
    Display File Size Information In Folder Tips
    and
    Show Pop-Up Description For Folder And Desktop Items.
    Click OK.

    ========================
    Now to add a comment, rt click the folder, click
    Customise with StyleFolder.
    The comment appears in the tooltip when you mouseover the folder.
    The option to change the text colour doesn't seem to work
    Last edited by dalchina; 24 Feb 2016 at 11:04.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       24 Feb 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, search syntax is fairly comprehensive- you may find sthg here:
    Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

    (not certain if that's the latest spec)

    Ok, folder tips. This works for me.. not ideal, but there..
    Download and install this:
    StyleFolder Download

    You also need to do this:
    You'll see your detailed pop-up description the next time you mouse over that folder.

    Note: If you don't see a pop-up when you mouse over a folder, you need to enable a couple of settings. In explorer, click Change Folder & Search Options, and then select the View tab. Then, in the Advanced Settings list, select the check boxes for
    Display File Size Information In Folder Tips
    and
    Show Pop-Up Description For Folder And Desktop Items.
    Click OK.

    ========================
    Now to add a comment, rt click the folder, click
    Customise with StyleFolder.
    The comment appears in the tooltip when you mouseover the folder.
    The option to change the text colour doesn't seem to work
    Thanks for the info Dalchina.

    However my problem is not a search issue, it's about the sequence in which File Manager displays the folders.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,216
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       24 Feb 2016 #4

    Could you amplify that? I've answered your 2 original questions, I believe, which didn't mention the display sequence.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       24 Feb 2016 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Could you amplify that? I've answered your 2 original questions, I believe, which didn't mention the display sequence.
    Sorry about that.

    What I'm after is the ability to have file manager sort folders (and files) in what is termed "library sequence", where definite and indefinite articles are ignored.
    Reason for this is that I occasionally have the need to match certain files and folders with data held in an application which sorts in library sequence and does not have an option to perform an alphabetic sort.
    I can of course get around this by importing both sets into Excel and performing a sort and match there.

    It's not a train smash, it's just that like all system programmers (even those who have retired) I am inherently lazy.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,216
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       15 Oct 2016 #6

    Hi, just come across this which I think will interest you- seems very competent.

    File Metadata - Download File Meta 1.3

    1. Explorer with normal view of details pane for txt

    Click image for larger version. 

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    2. Configuration screen for program
    Click image for larger version. 

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    3. Result with several added editable fields and added comment
    Click image for larger version. 

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