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dragonman97

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Icon 5 posted June 23, 2004 14:15      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does anyone know how to change the default name of a "New Folder" in Windows (XP or 2000)? I ask for completely frivilous reasons, and have already Googled a plenty, but to no avail.

You may ask "has the dragon finally flipped?" - this is a possibility, but the more probable answer is that he wants to make a rather amusing play on recent events at work. Upon seeing the result of someone else's setup of a server, my dept. has become thorougly fed up by the recursion of directories - basically, this guy set up \\foo\bar\foo\foo\foo. However, when we had to install the software, it was \\foo\bar\foo\setup\foo\foo6setup.exe. Ergo, the in joke is to create new folders called 'foo.' I might also explore the possibilities of creating a "New Folder" template (like the "New Text File" choice), or I might even consider the option that some people will suggest - namely to get a life. That one, though, is a bit less likely to be taken.

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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2004 14:21      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
this doesn't directly answer your question but you can "md foo". I actually don't remember the linux version of the command since "mkdir foo" also seems to work.

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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2004 14:23      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
you might also want to search the registry for "New Folder". That might give you some leads.

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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2004 14:27      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ooby:
you might also want to search the registry for "New Folder". That might give you some leads.

Sorry, let me add to this:
My very first step was to search the Registry, followed by Google.

Some of you will realize the restraint I'm exercising at this moment with my comments.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Some of you will realize the restraint I'm exercising at this moment with my comments.

Don't hold it in, man.

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TweakXP, TweakUI, X-Setup? Try any of those?

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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2004 19:44      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by illuminatus:
TweakXP, TweakUI, X-Setup? Try any of those?

Mmm-hmm.

Should I point out that I'm a sysadmin of a Windows network?

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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2004 08:15      Profile for Doco   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hold the flamethrower Dman - its a "geek" forum but there are a lot of Unix and Mac geeks here and many (most?) have no idea as to your experience/skill level with Windows.

Read Ask Slashdot questions and you'll find that most of those could be answered by Google or with a relatively simple suggestion.

As to your real question - sorry no idea. I try to avoid such esoteric problems in Windows land by installing cygwin and doing everything as shell or perl scripts [Big Grin] Unfortunately that doesn't help you.

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quote:
Originally posted by Doco:
Hold the flamethrower Dman - its a "geek" forum but there are a lot of Unix and Mac geeks here and many (most?) have no idea as to your experience/skill level with Windows.

Read Ask Slashdot questions and you'll find that most of those could be answered by Google or with a relatively simple suggestion.

As to your real question - sorry no idea. I try to avoid such esoteric problems in Windows land by installing cygwin and doing everything as shell or perl scripts [Big Grin] Unfortunately that doesn't help you.

Yeah, I know Doco - but the latter comment was actually not that bad...how many stupid Windows sysadmins do you know? [Wink]

And yeah, I have cygwin installed on my machine - with perl, and I also have ActiveState Perl on here. At any given moment, I'm probably running more open source software on Windows than proprietary (barring the OS itself).

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I didn't find anything immediately, but there is a lot of tips on registry mods, so check out this site... it may help

http://www.winguides.com/tweak/tweaklist.php

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If you can't find it in the registry, I would look for the system DLL where the string "New Folder" appears and patch that. Of course, it could fail if the string was just "Folder" and windows added a "New" to it.

On the other hand, this is a potentially extremely dangerous thing to do. If you think it's fine to run a hand patched system, you're probably as crazy as me. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2004 19:28      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
If you can't find it in the registry, I would look for the system DLL where the string "New Folder" appears and patch that. Of course, it could fail if the string was just "Folder" and windows added a "New" to it.

On the other hand, this is a potentially extremely dangerous thing to do. If you think it's fine to run a hand patched system, you're probably as crazy as me. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Heh - no kidding - mucking around in DLLs is *asking for trouble.* I routinely get trouble, but I avoid /asking/ for it. Cool idea, though - never thought of that one. Jessycat, my uber-Googling friend, hath searched a bit further on this Interweb thing, and found out how to possibly tweak it in Longhorn...so I'll be ready in a few years [Big Grin] . It's probably deep in the Windows code, though it might be in a string library for i18n stuff...after all, in addition to doing "New Folder," it's capable of adding numbers in parentheses, so ID10Ts can have "New Folder" up to "New Folder (10)" on their desktop...:-/.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, though. Right now I'm declaring this a hopeless cause *shrug.*

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