1.    09 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Please help if you can. How to edit FOLDER tooltips in the registry.


    I have already inquired about this in the past, but I can't seem to get a response from anyone. I would really appreciate some help with this please .

    In order to customize which fields/properties are displayed in the tooltips for any given file type you can edit the string value in the registry at:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\ * - edit the "InfoTip" string value
    or
    Choose individual file extensions to edit the tooltips for only those specific file types.

    My question is:
    How can this be done for FOLDERS? I have searched everywhere trying to find out but I can only find the info for FILES, not folders.

    For example, there is an excellent tutorial here: Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News
    Unfortunately, even though it mentions both files AND folders, there is no explanation for folders.
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  2.    09 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,367
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    I don't know if it works- not tried it- but there's this:
    Windows Explorer: Folder Comments | Windows Secrets Lounge
    #6 on.

    However hacking the registry carries its own risks.

    Also see:
    Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News
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    which might be of interest.
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    I don't know if it works- not tried it- but there's this:
    Windows Explorer: Folder Comments | Windows Secrets Lounge #6 on.
    I'm NOT looking to add comments to the tooltip. I'd simply like to know how to edit the properties (size, date created etc...). This is easy to do for files, including different file types.

    Also see:
    Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News which might be of interest.
    Seriously? That is the EXACT link I put in the original post. As I said, it only explains how to edit tooltip properties for FILES, not FOLDERS.

    I guess no one can help with this then. Oh well.
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  4.    10 Sep 2016 #4
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    Sorry for duplicating your link. Good luck.
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