Searching by metadata has never been easy. The default Windows Search feature can only search for media files by name, not metadata.
Taglib Property Handler
is a simple Windows property handler which allows Windows Explorer, Windows Search, and other applications using the same API to access metadata of a wide list of media formats. Thus, allowing users to search for media files using metadata keywords. It integrates perfectly in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
When Windows Explorer Shell Extensions are ported over from Windows XP to Windows 7 they don’t work with 64-bit version of Windows 7 because the original shell was developed for 32-bit OS only. At AddictiveTips, we occasionally come across such shell extensions that lack 64-bit support.
A few days back I reviewed an app by Nirsoft, called ShellMenuNew
. Generally I like freeware from Nirsoft but it did not show the disabled items once the interface is refreshed. Luckily I found another portable opensource tool that will come handy, called ShellNewHandler
While trying to find a Windows Explorer shell extension for Windows 7 that can quickly resize the image(s) and email them via Outlook 2010, I stumbled on SendImage
, a context menu shell extensions developed back in Nov, 2003.
Suppose we want to quickly move files/folders from one destination to other or we want two windows explorer windows open at once. The best way is to snap one Windows Explorer window to the left and other to the right. Using this method covers the whole desktop and shows nothing except two Windows Explorer windows.
You might have noticed that whenever you launch the Windows Explorer in Windows 7, it opens the libraries section. Many users want it to open in Drive View (i.e, Computer) by default. Lets see what small changes are required to open the Windows Explorer in the Drive View. ;)
Apart from so many new features in Windows 7, Microsoft has also added new hotkeys to give individuals better control over their operating system. We have covered 30 hotkeys for Windows 7 which we believe everyone should know about. Master them all to increase your daily productivity.
Almost all applications whether it is a browser or any word processing software, manages the list of its recently used/accessed items. For security purpose it is always vital that you should hide the traces of your activity on your computer. Indo Cleaner
is a free, light-weight tool which consumes minimum system resources and clears the MRU of Windows Explorer, Windows Applets, Web browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera), Windows Media Player, etc.
I covered way to create a skydrive drive in Windows Explorer
so that it can be easier to access the files. But the method required a 3rd party tool which was too complex for most users, it ran from the system tray and took quite some memory. With the arrival of Microsoft Office 2010, Skydrive will become a central location
to store all documents.
Microsoft’s latest Windows 7 has revealed many fascinating features and some of them are taken and enhanced from Vista itself. One of the main features which was primarily introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95 was Windows Explorer, it was improved a great deal in Windows Vista. Windows Explorer is basically the graphical interface for exploring your windows file systems. It contains many important components of the operating system, in older versions of Windows(before XP) it was also called Windows Shell. Today, we will take a look at some minor enhancements which have been made to Windows Explorer in Windows 7 as compared with Windows Vista.
FileBox exTender is a free utility for Windows that adds additional features to every top-level windows. You can call it an add-on for Windows Explorer. There are three main features of this app – Favorites, Push-Pin, and Roll-Up. We have discussed them in details below. Read More
Tabbed Browsing is one of the fastest way to browse, every browser from Firefox to Internet Explorer now makes full use of tabs. But sadly Microsoft has not included tabbed browsing feature for Windows Explorer in the upcoming Windows 7 and missed it out in Vista too. Luckily, you can now add tabbed browsing feature in Windows Explorer by using a 3rd party tool if you are on Windows XP or Windows Vista(32-bit).
SE-Explorer is quite an old file manager for Windows which you might have heard about back in 2008. What you missed are the awesome features in latest builds of this software. This tool has come a long way since what it used to be, but the overall concept and interface has remained the same. Read More
Are you tired of working with standard Windows Explorer and thinking about using a more powerful solution? If yes, then you might want to know about Ultra Explorer
that has the power to replace your existing Windows Explorer for all the tasks at hand with its faster file management and convenience of file browsing. Using it might be difficult at first but you'll get used to it in just a period of short time, by then you wouldn’t even want to think about going back to the default standard Windows Explorer.
In Windows, NoFolderOptions policy hides the folder options from control panel and even disables the Show Folder and Search options from the command under Tools Menu in Windows Explorer. If your computer is not a part of an office environment or any other organizational network than you might be having a risk of a virus which disables these options as a part of infection. This policy in the registry also hides the file extensions to known file types so that the virus may infect your system in stealth. To enable this option, follow these simple steps. Read More
Whenever users launch Windows Explorer, it opens the default folder which is My Documents (in Windows XP or earlier) or Documents (in Windows Vista). If you’re using another folder as the working folder and need to access different folder which saves most of your files more often than My Documents using Windows Explorer, it’s possible to change Windows Explorer default folder setting and assign another folder as the default folder so that whenever Windows Explorer is started, it will display the contents of another different folder instead of My Documents folder. Read More