Discovering Windows 7 – Awesome Explorer

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  1. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster -The BlacKCoaT Operative-

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    Who would have thought that the work ‘awesome’ could possible be used near ‘explorer’. I mean, no one ever goes “Dude, windows explorer is awesome!”. Ever. I though that those words together should be called a ‘grammatical mistake’ :p

    It is totally now the case now. Even after months of using Win7 I, almost everyday, keep discovering new features and ingenuities.

    I was trying to fix tag information for the music I recently got from amardeep. He never has neatly organised data. So I was doing the usual.

    Select a group of files >Right click> Properties > Details tab and fill it up or something similar can be done from Media Player’s library but with only the advantage of a smoother UI. Right?

    I then noticed details pane in the lower part smoothly displaying all the tag info. Some elements were missing so I did the obvious (Right Click) and sure enough there as a menu to control the details and a couple options. I chose the large size to see more property elements.

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    I intuitively moved my mouse over the displayed data and noticed the value getting highlighted as if they could be edited. I was like wow that is great. No need go to the details pane. Just select files and you are a bunch of clicks/steps faster. You dont have to repeat the RightClick>Prop>Details for each group of files you select to edit.

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    It was great discovery up till now but as soon as I moved to try something more complex it became awesome. Lets take the example of a folder I have called ‘Top Singles’ where I keep the latest hits and add new numbers as they hit the top (pretty great method to only filter and collect the best songs only). In such a folder the tags are hard to manage as you cant group them because they are from different artists/albums etc. This method greatly reduced the effort required in such places.

    Earlier I had to create and update a bunch of playlists there to manage updates in single folder. For e.g. if I want to listen to a particular week’s updates hits in the order they were in at that time.. impossible right? Just try it..

    Anyway, I started editing some tags with this method and, you are gonna love it, then came the biggest ‘aaaaaah’ from my mouth..... [cont.]

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  2. x3060

    x3060 A LOTR fan

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    i use media monkey to organize music files.
    any ways nice tutorial :)
     
  3. topgear

    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    Nice tute..........just waiting to get my copy of win 7 x64 ultimate........finger crossed :p
     
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    nice tut. tfs :D
     
  5. neonlight

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    nice one here ...... using win7 but never noticed it .
     
  6. devsvk

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    works in vista home premium also
     
  7. mollor

    mollor Guest

    thanks for info, useful for me
     
  8. yiouyio

    yiouyio New Member

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    Very useful info, thank you!
     

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