Comment / description for a folder ?

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Gwenael Q.
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Comment / description for a folder ?

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,

I know it is possible to assign comments to files. But is it possible to assign a comment to a folder ?

Thanks for listening
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michel038
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Re: Comment / description for a folder ?

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Yes, select the parent folder in folders pane so that sub folders are displayed in the browser.
Here, select one or more folders, right click, edit comment...

For mass editing of descriptions, I generally add a x for all subfolders this way, then I edit descript.ion file with a text editor to add specific description on each one...
Gwenael Q.
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Re: Comment / description for a folder ?

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello Michel,

Thanks for your reply.
When applying a comment to folders with your steps, nothing happens... no creation/updating of descript.ion file!

- How does a folder comment look like in a descript.ion file ?
- When it exists, where this folder comment is displayed inside of XnViewMP ?

Thanks for listening


XnviewMP 1.3.1, win 11
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michel038
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Re: Comment / description for a folder ?

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1)First step
ion files.jpg
.
2) make descript.ion files visible
Settings > (Browser) File List > Show hidden files and folders

3) Facilitate edition for descript.ion files
Settings > File List > Custom filter > , select "Text" line and add ion in the right column (near txt)
so "ion" files will be opened with your text editor

4) make descriptions visible below thumbnails
Settings > (Browser) Thumbnails > Labels > ...
- Select Custom 1 at the end of the list , and click the black right arrow : now Custom 1is on the right side
- Select Custom 1 , and edit the field at the bottom of this window, with the >> button . Click on "annotation"
-Ok

5) Enable Quick Search for descriptions :
Settings > Browser > Quick Search . Enable Description checkbox

Content of the demo descript.ion file

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"sport winter" test3
"travel italy" test3
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Gwenael Q.
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Re: Comment / description for a folder ?

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,

Thanks again Michel for your exhaustive review of Comments uses in XnviewMP

To complete your review : Comment folder seems also to be visible by default in the tooltip when hovering above a folder.

I finally understood that a folder comment is not saved in the descript.ion of the concerned folder, but in the one of the parent folder.... !!

Things work as expected.

Merci beaucoup !