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#1 KermitD

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:40 PM

I have a bunch of files in my Download folder. When I look at the folder I can tell what some of them are, but others (especially those without distinctive icons) are one big mystery. I know there is a way, using (parenthesis) to add a title to a filename without preventing it from running when I click on it.

If I have a file named TMS.msi, for instance, How can I identify it as a "Password Store"?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:47 PM

Right click on the file and choose "Properties" and then the "Summary" tab which will allow you to type in whatever you want to name the file, the subject and whatever comments you want to make.

You can then customize Windows Explorer to show the fields you used.

Edited by Enthusiast, 15 July 2006 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:48 PM

I have a bunch of files in my Download folder. When I look at the folder I can tell what some of them are, but others (especially those without distinctive icons) are one big mystery. I know there is a way, using (parenthesis) to add a title to a filename without preventing it from running when I click on it.

If I have a file named TMS.msi, for instance, How can I identify it as a "Password Store"?


Perhaps rename it-

password_store.msi


You can always rename it to TMS.msi if this advice is not what you need.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:00 PM

I tried a couple of things. The one that seemed to work was (Password Store)TMS.msi.
Sometimes (with .exe files especially) you can't change the filename and still have it execute when you click on it.
When I dbl-click this icon it calls TMS.msi
Thanks. I should have tried it before I yelled for help.
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