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    • in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2356300
      Chris Greaves
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      “For the sake of completeness I should stress that I am interested here in Windows File Explorer display only”

      I am even more forgiving than that! I am not insistent that my display preferences be applied to plug-in devices such as my smart phones, or even USB drives (although it would be nice).

      As you might guess I am spending more than 24 hours keenly eyeballing Windows File Explorer’s ability to stick to my declared settings. So far so good!

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      Chris

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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2356052
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      For the sake of completeness I should stress that I am interested here in Windows File Explorer display only.That my Windows File Explorer display settings do not carry over into myriad other displays annoys me, but I know I have to accept that.Untitled-3This image is the File, Open dialogue box of MSWord2003. I rather fancy that I would have had a happier time since 1990 had every Open, saveAs dialogue box in every application (yes, QuattroPro, I’m speaking about you) had made use of a system-wide “This is how I like to see my file details” setting.
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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2355947
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      <strong class=”gdbbx-bbcode-bold”>How to customize default search view ?

      https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/73059-how-customize-default-search-view.html

      Hello Moonshine,

      Thank you for the tips, I shall come back here if RG’s fixes don’t hold.

      From the first link I make a couple of notes:

      “… so the search view is saved somewhere on a folder basis.”
      “Note that the new customized default view will not apply to folders where you previously already searched into, because any time you search a folder it will create the per folder settings that has priority on the default settings.”

      Both of these cautions suggest to me that they are not the global blanket which I seek. I want to NOT specify specific folders from this day forwards.

      I want EVERY folder view, and EVERY search results view to be details with my stated four fields on view.

      The prospect of deleting (what is now for me) a hundred or so registry keys, or of having my carefully constructed registry key clobbered by a more recent search settings is of concern to me. As of course does the prospect of creating registry keys for each group of folder types (general, Documents etc.)

      Cheers

      Chris

       

       

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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2355943
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      “3. Create a new 32-Bit DWORD value named BagMRU Size and set its “decimal” value to a number higher than file explorer’s default “remember 5000 folder”

      Hello alejr, and thanks for this tip.
      I currently have no value “BagMRU Size” in that part of the tree, but after waiting 24 hours I will institute your tip and see if that nails the problem.

      “(I completely disabled Windows search and use FileSearchEx instead)”
      As I mentioned earlier in this thread I use 3rd-party (Everything.exe and FileSearchy.exe) for searches, but every now and then I feel that a simple Windows Search is all that is required.
      As well I still deliver training and help to people using Windows and who, for whataver reason, can not or are not allowed to install 3rd-party software.

      This business of folder views has been bugging me for years on my systems, but as well on other people’s systems.

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      Chris

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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2355938
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      “(1) reboot to see if that was needed before Search behaved correctly

      (2) try a Search after re-booting.”

      OK. Now the quagmire.

      I rebooted, did a search, got the same double-high row – not my requested “Name”, Date Modified”, “Type” and “Size” set.  Swore. Went off and did a little bit of productive work, and in doing that task needed to search T:Music again, tried “View, Details” from the ribbon and TaDa! (image below)Untitled-1The view includes the folder path on the RHS, but since it is AT the rhs I can ignore that; for now at least.

      I have exited FE and re-entered to search T:Music and get the same layout/format as shown above, so maybe FE/Search just needs to finish its tea-break before it starts using new settings?

      I am changing nothing until around this time tomorrow. I am  going to use FE as usual and see if the “Name”, Date Modified”, “Type” and “Size” settings remain in place.

      I noticed that my folder of maintenance tools shortcuts T:Maint had adopted the “Name”, Date Modified”, “Type” and “Size” settings instead of the Large Icons I had in place, but that means to me that the procedure RG suggested for settings has WORKED across all my folders.

      More later

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      Chris

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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2355852
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      “Why not run the settings on Drive C:, Drive D:…”

      Hi Alex; I agree, and this is what I really want: My chosen four-column layout on every drive. Fact: I would want to apply that format to ALL drives accessed through FE via my machine.  “ThisPC” as it is known this year. Back in the day when I worked on corporate networks I would have wanted my four-column layout to be applied to the shared folder from YOUR desktop PC!

       

      “I have a problem to get fixed width column.”

      I am cautious about this.  Most times I am happy with an abbreviated column width – about 5cm – for the name; most of my filenames are resolved within the leftmost twenty characters .

      FWIW Autosize would bug the heck out of me when faced with a single file from a saved HTML page “1b008fc9-b074-4b2e-8e4a-c1e1f07d344b_002_GSW SpaceSaver 10 Gallon Electric Water Heater _ Home Hardware”

       

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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2355846
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      Well, that didn’t take long, but I am not finished yet.

      1. I applied your steps to the “Documents” folder, thinking that by a quirk of a Windows programmer 30+ years ago FE stored settings with that folder entry and used that folder entry as its master template.

      In your “5. Click Apply.” the Apply button came up disabled, but I switched to General then back to Documents and the Apply button was then enabled, so then I clicked it.

      I had not previously used the “Options” button far-right, but I wanted to follow exactly the steps you recommend, so I chose “Options”. I saw what I have seen before, but perhaps Context Is Everything.

      I saw in “11. Set any options you want in the Advanced settings section.” an option I had not remembered using, to wit “Restore previous folder window at logon”, but left it as it was, vacant, since you did not expressly say that it should be turned on.

       

      2. Then I repeated your steps, but this time after selecting the root drive of T: in the left pane.

      So in theory all the folders of my data drive T: should be set up nicely.

      I did NOT reboot at this stage, in case rebooting causes loss of settings, so fresh out of instructions I did a search on the T:Music folder looking for MP3 files, with the awful two-row format I mentioned in my initial post.

      Untitled
      Rats!

       

      A cursory sample of half a dozen folders in T: show the four column headings as requested, but this was often the case; just not always, and in the past I have not recorded the conditions under which the required four headings did not appear.

       

      So for the time being I will suppose that all my folders on my data drive T: are correctly set and will remain so for ever. (But secretly, I doubt it).

       

      I would like now, if it does not try your patience, to make my Search layout look like yours, that is, with my four chosen column headings, one row per result.

       

      So now I head off and pay especial attention to your instructions in the Search arena. This time I shall

      (1) reboot to see if that was needed before Search behaved correctly

      (2) try a Search after re-booting.

      (3) re-issue your steps for searching and then

      (4) try a Search before re-booting and

      (5) try a Search after re-booting.

      Than I shall report back.

      Thanks again

      Chris

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      in reply to: Fickle File Explorer Column Headings #2355839
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      “Give this a try: Select your Documents folder in the navigation pane of File Explorer.”

      Thanks RetiredGeek. This looks like the procedures I have tried Lo! these many years, but I asked for advice so I shall follow yours to the letter, and then I shall report back.

      I do not use the “Documents” folder, but perhaps Documents is the magic pathway to nirvana, so it is worth a try. (I am with Alex on this; except I don’t want to specify for C: and D: (in my case C: and T:) but for the entire PC.)
      In the past I have tried applying the settings to the root of drive T, which is nowadays assigned to the unlocked VeraCrypt partition.
      I suppose that when the T: is dismounted Windows might lose whatever settings I had made. But to that purpose I shall as you suggest plough ahead with Documents. Perhaps the original programmer figured everybody would have and use Documents, so that was a stable bedrock on which to base folder views.

      “15. Repeat procedure for any folders not under Documents you want to standardize.”

      I have 12,654 folders on my data drive T:
      I had 60,000+ folders on my system drive C: when I canceled out of the Properties box.

      Right. A fresh coffee, your advice pasted into a new MSWord document, and off I go!

      Thanks
      Chris

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      in reply to: The problem with copyright: fair use #2355301
      Chris Greaves
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      LEGAL BRIEF By Max Stul Oppenheimer, Esq.
      Nice article, but in my humble opinion you left out the simplest and most obvious tactic before making use of copywritten material: “Ask the author for permission“.

      And you may quote me on that!
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      in reply to: Used Disk Space #2355174
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      Thank you.

      On my laptop the freed-up reserved space appears to be 7GB.

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      in reply to: Is anyone using Excel for managing finances? #2354840
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      Hello dmt.
      To answer your question. “Yes! Many of us are using Excel for managing finances”. Back in the late 80s I used DOS Lotus v2.1 to build the budgeting worksheets for Laidlaw Waste Systems, a North American company with about 750 offices across Canada and the USA. I thought “If they can do it, so can I!” (even though I was doing it for them)

      In late 1989 I wrote myself a simple worksheet that tracked cash purchases against the contents of my pocket (all bills and coins down to the penny), and told me at the end of each day if the POCKet didn’t balance – I had forgotten to account for a coffee.

      Thirty years later I use Excel2003 with a pop-up form that allows me to categorize income and outflow by 38 different accounts/types of transactions, two chequing accounts (with credit card transactions), two online savings accounts, bank loan. I have sheets “Transaction”, “Budget”, “Details”, “Cheques”, “Car rental”, “WhatFAQ”.
      The monthly transaction sheet shows the 38 transaction types summarized as: “Threshold”, “Bank Fees”, “Clothing Purchase”, “Clothing Repair”, “Communications Internet”, “Communications Telephone”, “Dental”, “Education”, “Ent/Vac Coffee”, “Ent/Vac Vacation”, “Groceries”, “Health Pharmacy”, “House Hydro”, “House Insurance”, “House Mortgage”, “House Supplies”, “Loan Interest”, “Loan Interest”, “Loan Payment”, “Meals”, “Medical Prescriptions”, “Other Expense”, “Subscriptions”, “Supplies”, “Travel Car rental”, “Travel Delivery”, “Travel Gasoline”, “Travel Taxi”., with conditional formatting and stuff that tells me when my credit card balances exceed my cash-in-bank.
      All the bells and whistles.

      Obviously this has been an ongoing project, but you could start with a simple sheet and add features as you need them.

      One word of caution, passed on to me by my accountant 30 years ago. Introduce a manual process between the automated processes. I had written a golf-club-bar chits collection process whereby members tabs were summarized. I offered to route the collected, summarized data (PCFile at the time) directly into the bookkeeping system, but No! Rae would have a golf club clerk do that because, he said, it was important to have a human eye/brain eyeing each members bill as it was entered into the bookkeeping process. That way, he said, we can catch any obvious errors before an angry club member gets billed thousands of dollars when it should be only a hundred. He was correct.

      For that reason I do not import my bank/credit card data directly. I print the monthly statement to a PDF file, then manually scroll down the PDF statement “checking off” by bolding each transaction in my sheet.

      At the start of a new month, one of the many macros inserts the new month (right now “April 2021”, and calculates my budget as the twelve-month running average of the past twelve months. It is not so much a budget as a means of alerting me when my running average of any expense item is trending upwards.

      And yes, like you, I am in retirement and want to maintain track of my finances.

      I hope this helps
      Chris

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      in reply to: If you think you are having a bad day #2354062
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      Wot?!!???

      No Allen Key?

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      Chris

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      in reply to: If you think you are having a bad day #2354061
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      “It is the relative velocity (between object and fluid) that is squared.”
      Hi Oscar, in my jab at sail-area I was discussing the implied (although stated everywhere else on the web) cross-winds. The winds were said to be from the west, the ship traveling North along the canal, so the wind is moving at 90 degrees (roughly) to the ship.
      Besides that, the speed of any wind worth the name relative to a canal-bound super-freighter will be relatively fast. (I suspect the freighter was at about 10 kts and the wind anything from a steady 40kts (dust storm) gusting to 80 kts, so even a tail-wind would be 30kts to 70kts in terms of relative speed.
      When pickup trucks ford a stream, the velocities are always roughly at right-angles, are they not?

      “This also applies if the fluid is extremely rarefied, …”

      Right. But our super-freighter is NOT in orbit, it is IN the Suez Canal (or was last time I checked). Under our conditions one object can be considered solid (the huge sail of containers), and so we need consider only the sea-level (trust me on this one) wind, whose energy we discuss. You know what it feels like to hold your palm outside the window of a car traveling at 40-80 mph, I am sure. Most young boys have pretended that the hand is a wing and have experimented feeling the lift as their wrist rotates the palm.
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      in reply to: If you think you are having a bad day #2353973
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      Chris Greaves wrote:

      (4) Twice the velocity gives eight times the energy, focused on (say) the bow, and there she goes!

      I thought the kinetic energy euqation goes

      E(k) = (m*v^2):2

      (mass * squared velocity) / 2

      So is it squared or cubed?

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      As I was taught, oh so long ago …

      For a particle (a motor car, a rain drop, a molecule of oxygen, a club, etc.) The Kinetic Energy of a particle is indeed 1/2 emm vee squared.

      Then, I was told, think of a river of water flowing at 12 knots instead of its usual 4 knots.

      Each particle has increased energy given as the square of the velocity.

      So twelve knots is three times four knots, and three-squared is nine times the energy for each particle/molecule of water.

      So far so good.

      But then (drum roll) at twelve knots there are three times as many particles per unit time hitting the pickup truck. Sideways. So factor in another three times and you have the velocity (of a fluid) cubed.

      That is why so many parents-and-kids get swept off the ford when the creek is running high, (partly) why police use water-cannon to knock down crowds, why wind speeds of 40 knots (right now in Bonavista) are eight times worse than winds at 20 knots, etc etc.

      I could be wrong, though.

      Cheers

      Chris

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      in reply to: If you think you are having a bad day #2353971
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      Steer through the Suez Canal
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