Windows 10: how do I add text under the COMMENT column in File Explorer?

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  1. Posts : 5,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       2 Weeks Ago #11

    Edwin said: View Post
    That was the nice thing about Windows 7 with the full Details Pane on the bottom!
    Windows 10 can have a full details pane to the right, with editable fields.


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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12

    Yes, I should have posted that too.

    -, but can you do that for (e.g.) pdf?
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13

    thanks Bree & Dalchina! But how do you trigger that panel? (I can't find it in the view tab of the windows explorer)
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14

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    Click details pane to show it, again to remove it.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #15

    Thanks,Dalchina! I now see the detail panel, but the comments field isn't there:
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       1 Week Ago #16

    You can't add Property info (Details) to folders (in File Explorer).

    You can only add it to files.
    The info you can add is determined by the file type.

    You can modify the Details Pane.
    See @dalchina's posts #18 & #22
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 1 Week Ago at 19:22. Reason: Additional, Clarification
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  7.    1 Week Ago #17

    chok said: View Post
    Thanks,Dalchina! I now see the detail panel, but the comments field isn't there:
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    XYplorer supports commenting folders...

    There is a free version.. ('last free')
    XYplorer - XYplorerFree
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  8.    1 Week Ago #18

    I've now found Deskedit (free), which unlike Stylefolder (which I mentioned before in this forum) does refresh the display properly. Details on how to add this to the context menu in the next post.
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    Note there's still no comment in the Detail pane.

    This is achieved using desktop.ini, a hidden system file:
    [.ShellClassInfo]
    InfoTip=I wonder what this is?
    [Info]


    Note this:
    A folder can't store tags but a desktop.ini inside it *can* store a tag/comment which you can also see in the "Comments" field of Explorer in Details view and in its tooltip/infotip as well as the Classic Shell status bar. However for it to work, setting the right permissions on the desktop.ini file and doing it with admin rights for UAC protected folders is tricky.

    Classic Shell View topic - Ability to Put Tags on Files/Folders in Classic Explorer
    Last edited by dalchina; 1 Week Ago at 04:42.
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  9.    1 Week Ago #19

    To add a context menu for folders that allows you to add and update a comment in the folder Comments column:
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    which lets you do this:
    (I created a new context menu entry, Folder Comment, that launches Deskedit - Desktop.ini Editor)
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    1. Download
    Deskedit (donationware):
    Desktop.ini Editor v1.0

    2. Place its folder where you want to keep it.

    3. Add the program to your context menu for folders only.
    Here I've used the venerable Context Edit (free):
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    Now you can comment your folders - and with this program applying the changes does update the Comments text properly.
    Last edited by dalchina; 1 Week Ago at 10:19.
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  10.    1 Week Ago #20

    dalchina said: View Post
    Here's XYplorer:
    Attachment 176180
    - click on Edit comment, and a notepad-like box appears.
    Looks promising but not worth $40 for my needs.
    Thanks,
    Dan
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