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Color coding files

by nrsmd / July 2, 2010 12:14 PM PDT

I found software to color code folders, but really need to be able to color code individuals files (e.g., red, green, blue, etc). For example, red would indicate that the file needs to be updated, so I would know to open it. Green would mean that the file is properly updated, so no need to open it to view.

With hundreds of files, I need to color code because I can't remember each client month after month.

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I am unaware of any such utility
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 2, 2010 9:29 PM PDT
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and to be truthful I can't see how it would work, or why it would be useful.

Obviously you can't mean Windows and Windows\System32 files, because Windows will update those as and when needed, and attempting to track all of those would be impossible.

You mention client. What do you mean by that?

Mark

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This sounds like a Contact Management App.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2010 9:34 PM PDT
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This isn't a feature
by Jimmy Greystone / July 2, 2010 11:39 PM PDT
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This isn't a feature of Windows. You can do it on a Mac if you want, but Windows actually uses the blue and green colors for telling you if a file is compressed or encrypted, so you'd at the very least need to find two other colors. Still, I think Bob has the best overall solution. With hundreds of files, you'd be spending huge amounts of your day just maintaining your color coding system.

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