Post by Ralf Brinkmann
Hi everybody and happy New Year!
I am sure here are still some 4DOS/4NT/TCC/JP-Soft fans.
How can I get my files descriptions from my old FILES.BBS to the comment
fields of the files, so that I can also see this description in the
normal Windows Explorer (W10x64) or any other file manager and what must
I change in the TCMD.INI?
I have just updated to TCCLE 14x64, but didn't use the command line very
often the last years. So I forgot a lot.
To change (not add as an alternative to "DESCRIPT.ION") the default file
description's file name, change the INI key name "DescriptionName" under
these INI sections:
"[TackeCommand]" for Take Command
"[4NT]" for 4NT / TCC
"[4DOS]" for 4DOS
TakeCommand/TCC/4NT/4DOS do *not* provide file description capability to
For Windows built in Windows Explorer, you'll have to install a shell
extension that provide file description in form of a custom Explorer view
column, and/or a new tab on a file/folder property sheet dialog.
Third party file managers will have to implement it themselves either by
utilizing shell extensions, or by using their own implementation, or
combination of both.
Total Commander supports file descriptions without using any plugin but it's
For the free ones (also without any plugin), you can try FreeCommander,
Unreal Commander, or Double Commander. These aren't Explorer based file
manager so the file list don't look or work like Explorer.