Windows 8 Inserting and Populating a Column in a Folder

zabberwan

Honorable Member
#1
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
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#2
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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zabberwan

Honorable Member
#3
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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davidhk129

Senior Member
#4
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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