Easy was to number folder saves for review  

  1. Posts : 232
    Win 10 Ver 1903

    Easy way to number folder as saved for future review

    I often have folders with small projects in them . While developing the project I might save the folder multiple times over a period of a few weeks.
    Occasionally find out that I had a better idea on an earlier setup for one of more files in that folder and want to go back and review how things worked in the project maybe 5 steps back. Short of manually adding a date time line it would be adequate if the folder name just used a pattern of to increment a counter that would rename the folder
    example: "Project -A" "Version "x" where the x automatically incremented by +1 each time it is saved.

    These are very small folders and space isn't a problem. I could clean out the dead-wood as needed but I would like to see what the various pieces looked like maybe a week ago but I have saved over the original folder multiple times by then. As an added plus it would be nice of all the versions older than the current one were kept in a subfolder of the main-folder called archives. Each project folder would have its own archived folder that contained all the copies of it back to the first one.

    There might be a better idea but this is the best I can come up with and i would like to find a way to do it somewhat automatically. Such as right click save to archive folder and the save would increment the value of 'x' to be the next digit higher than the highest one currently in archives. This could also be done by appending the date/time to the folder-name as long as it kept me from completely overwriting the original. My own local method of 'Versioning' I guess.
    Last edited by questorfla; 15 Jan 2020 at 18:05.
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  2. Posts : 41,500
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Would zipping the folder and then reducing this to a file problem make this easier? That would reduce it effectively to backup management- much more familiar.
      My Computers


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