Windows 10: Marking files

Discus and support Marking files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello all, I was wondering if anyone could help with the following; I've downloaded a mod for a video game and long story short I have to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Alchemical, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Marking files


    Hello all,

    I was wondering if anyone could help with the following;

    I've downloaded a mod for a video game and long story short I have to manually move a number of files from one folder to another when I want to play with the mod, and then delete those files when I wish to play the basic game again. This is because of a combination of how the mod/mod manager works and the fact that I have my steam and steam games in separate drives to make best use of my SSD.

    So as I expect to be switching between the mod and the vanilla game regularly, I was wondering what I can do to make this process easier. Basically there are a lot of files with long and often similar and complex names which go into the folder to activate the mod. A lot of the other files in the folder are regularly updated by the game so I can't just order the folder by last modified and select the right number, I have to find each individual file and remove it manually and if I remove the wrong file I have to go into Steam and reinstall them.

    Ideally I'd like to somehow mark these files for quick identification and selection each time I put them in the folder, so when I come to delete them I have a simple function I can perform to select the right files. Obviously I can't change the names of the files as the game would not work, is there some way of cosmetically marking a group of files for later selection without affecting functionality in any way or moving them into a different folder?

    Thanks for your time

    Alch

    :)
     
    Alchemical, Apr 14, 2016
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  2. Windows keeps marking files and folders as read only

    If you're talking about the checkbox in the Folder Properties dialog, it's virtually meaningless.

    Switch your Explorer view to Details, then add the "Attributes" column. Are you seeing an "R" there?

    Keith
     
    Keith A. Miller, Apr 14, 2016
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  3. Windows keeps marking files and folders as read only

    Hi KeithM-60601,

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    The detail section only lists the default details i.e. date modified, type and size I haven't checked any other boxes, although following your comment I tried checking the protected box and the read status boxes but they don't show anything.

    What makes you say the checkbox is virtually meaningless?
     
    Hammy'sDad, Apr 14, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Marking files

    There used to be ways of doing this, but not available in Win 10. Perhaps somewhere there is a program..
    The Comments column in explorer doesn't seem usable.

    However, I can add comments in a Comments column using XYplorer as my file manager...

    RecentX claims to support tags- haven't tried to understand this.
    Tag Files & Tag Folders in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
     
    dalchina, Apr 15, 2016
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