Windows 8 Inserting and Populating a Column in a Folder

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  1. zabberwan

    zabberwan Senior Member

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    Hello Folks,
    Haven't been around here for a while, but must say the face-lift looks neat and sexy!
    I have a question, but am unable to really place it in a particular forum (or category) since it is sort a windows/office/computing question. So, please feel free to move it to the appropriate forum. And since I'm working on Windows 8, I am posting it here, not knowing better..
    I have a small series of tuts that I have stored on my computer and each of which came with a Title, Length, Date Modifies, File Type etc., but there are no Authors. So under VIEW I can insert a column: Author. This new column however, remains non-populated. I am prepared to enter the name of each author manually, but I don't know how to do this, since I can't access the column in a way that I could edit it or make an entry inside it.
    Anyone how to do this?
    Thanks for any suggestions and warm regards to all,

    zabberwan
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Do you have NAME in the column?
    If yes, why not edit the name to include the author.... right click at Name of each file > select Rename > enter the author name.
     
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  3. zabberwan

    zabberwan Senior Member

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    Yes, that's an idea to get around. Thanks for the suggestion.

    However, it would be nice to know if there was / is a way to populate/edit a new column.

    Till then I will definitely use your work around.

    And have a nice evening (?) in the meantime..
     
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  4. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I don't think you can edit the Author column. I think if the file contains the name of the author, then it will copy it to Author column.
    I am not sure about that.

    You are welcome.
    I'm in Eastern Time Zone. It's 2:15 pm as I post this.
     

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