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HobRes32: (Choose your Multi-monitors resolutions)
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CatchColor: Display Hexa-value of A Pixel from your Mouse position
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OpenGLInfos: Display OpenGL Infos and Test a tiny scene
Windows Patch
You can now use 256 colors icon in your TrayBar
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HobComment: Add/Edit comment for each of your directories
Application
HobComment XP: Add a column displaying the file/folder comments in Explorer
Application
MouseJail: Capture the mouse in the game
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WhoLockMe: List process locking in file
Application
LockWindows: Lock your Windows in one click
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GoTo Shared: Display your Shared Folders and Open it when you Double Click on it.
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SVN Sync: Extract
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SVNSync Front-End for Explorer.
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Replacement for Visual Studio 6 'New Project...' Wizard.
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Computes a Crc32 from a string and push the result into the ClipBoard.
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Explorer Extension : Displays Folder Context Menu Items into Background Context Menu.
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LockComputerOnBoot: Lock your Computer Just After Boot
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SimpleShot: Captures Entire screen, or active window to Disk.
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NetClipboard: Send/Receive Clipboard Content over local network.

HobComment: Add/Edit comment for each of your directories.

HobComment Explorer Extension v1.07 beta

To download this freeware
HobComment107.zip
(14KB)

To download this freeware
HobCommentCmdLine1.0.zip
(13KB)

Dr. Hoiby is the author of this little tool.
All Dr. Hoiby's Freewares are certified without Java, without .NET and without any Virtual Machine Code.
He can be reached at
webmaster@dr-hoiby.com.

This tool needs 'HobComment XP Shell Extension' to work correctly on Windows XP
 
What is HobComment ?
It's a little extension for your Microsoft Explorer. It permits to add/edit comments for each one of your directories.
On your NTFS partitions, you can add/edit comments for each files too.
Install :
  • Unzip "HobComment.zip" in a directory (for exemple : "C:\Program Files\CommentExt")
  • Launch "Install.bat" or execute this command :
    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\CommentExt\CommentExt.dll"
  • Uninstall :
  • Execute this command :
    regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\CommentExt\CommentExt.dll".
  • Removes the "C:\Program Files\CommentExt" directory and its contents.
  • This freeware is a beta version.
    Dr Hoiby. -- 2008, March 29 --
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    F.A.Q
     
    Title: How do you uninstall [2008-03-29]
    How do you uninstall Hob Comment?
    I updated this page with the answer. (Install and Uninstall instructions)[2008-03-29]
     
    Title: Vista version? [2008-04-01]
    Hello, Is it possible that there comes a vista-vers
    one day, i'll be forced to install Vista on my computer :(
    On this sad day, I'll make a vista version.
    Sorry about that.
    [2008-04-22]
     
    Title: Searching Files [2008-04-04]
    is possible to search for a file by its comment?
    not for now.
    sorry
    [2008-04-05]
     
    Title: directory comments not showing up [2008-04-28]
    Directory comments show up when I put the mouse over the folder but they dont show up under the comments colume. Do I need to make a registry modification?
    If you are using Windows XP, you need to install "HobComment XP Shell Extension"[2009-02-04]
     
    Title: add comments to multiple files? (will be used as a substitute for tagging? [2008-04-30]
    will there be support for multiple file add comment?
    Not yet, but you can achieve this goal by using the command line version of "HobComment"[2009-02-04]
     
    Title: Commenting folders [2008-05-01]
    U can add a comment to a file but not to a folder. Something wrong here, or can there be an additional utility to do this?
    You can add comment to directories as you can for files.
    But to see it, if you are using XP, you need to install "HobComment XP Shell Extension".
    (Not needed for Windows 2000).
    [2009-02-04]
     
    Title: Over Network ? [2008-06-17]
    Great tool, can it be used over a network though ?

    Multiple users accessing a network drive all see the comments ?
    Yes you can.
    The comments are stored in the file "desktop.ini" located into the folders.
    So the comments are accessible to anyone
    [2009-02-04]
     
    Title: not closing. in win xp [2008-08-12]
    Once I right click and add a comment I am unable to close the comment despite clicking on other areas.....only whenn i re select the commetnt text box and hit "control + f4" am i able to close the comment box and th comment is also not being added.
    Oops !
    Can you tell me more about your system (Windows version, language, tools installed ...) ?
    [2009-02-04]
     
    Title: Is there a shortcut key [2008-09-17]
    I love this feature but I was wondering is is possible to assign a shortcut key to this feature to bring up the add comment box?

    (My right click menu is kinda of long)
    Great Idea.
    I'll try to add this feature soon.
    [2009-02-04]
     
    Title: Comments not working on network drive [2008-10-23]
    I have installed both HobComment107 and HobComment XP Shell Extension. It works great on files on my PC. However, it will not save the comments when the file is located on a network drive. I have tried on various PC's. Please help!!
    It's strange.
    What's appening ?
    - The edit box is displayed ?
    - A "desktop.ini" is created into the folder ?
    - The column "File/Folder Comments" is visible into your explorer ?
    [2009-02-04]
     
    Title: Thank you!! [2009-02-19]
    Man, i love you so much! I have been looking for this kind of app. for weeks. Continue your great works!
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: THANKS SO MUCH & 1 more question [2009-02-21]
    hello,

    i've been searching for a tool like this sooooo very long, thanks a lot - this makes organizing my files so much more comfortable than before!!! still i've got one more question: is it also somehow possible to create TWO (or maybe more) comment columns for folders??? for my specials needs this would be very, very helpful & it would be like christmas if there was some way to achieve this!

    greetinx, barracuda
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Is there a vista 64 bit yet? [2009-04-07]
    I know the creator was working on this ... please let me know when it's complete. I really need my comments : )

    Please contact me by E-Mail: alexus30f@yahoo.com
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: What are the command line parameters? [2009-04-15]
    I want to change the comment of multiple folders in one go. What are the command line parameters if I want to script this?
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Doesn't work with W98SE ? [2009-05-28]
    Platform:
    W98 Second Edition, fully MS Patched.

    Try as I may, I cannot get a "Comment Column" to appear within W98se.
    I get The long, white Rectangular "comment Box" (to make the comment, is what I suppose that is).
    I can add a comment (viz. Test.
    I must hit the "Enter" key to make the box close.
    But I never see a comment, nor a comment column. :-|

    FYI: I have long been been able to add the (once present, lon ago) "Attributes" column within W98se, so creating a mormally non-existent column to be created within W98se is not entirely impossible. Just this one -- Hob Comment. :-(

    Incidentally, The Batch File doesn't work (for me) either. I had to run Regsvr32.exe to register and unregister the DLL file. I also had to manually remove/delete the Folder containing the DLL and the Batch file.

    Any pointers as to what/why this doesn't work in W98SE environment? I sure wish it did.

    Thanks all the same.
    Capt.Picky
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Sorry about my Typographical Errors in my prior post [2009-05-28]
    My apologies for my FAQ question "Doesn't work with W98SE ?" which contained numerous typo's.

    Corrections are as follows:
    ...comment (viz. Test)...
    ...add the (once present, long ago)...
    ...creating a normally non-existent...
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Can it work on Vista? [2009-10-28]
    I hate IE...
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Windows 7 64 bit [2009-12-04]
    Your program worked like a charam in Windows XP, but unfortunately not anymore in 64 bit Windows 7. To my big surprise I still see those old comments however in Locate32 under Comments. So there should be a way to also make the Comments visible in Explorer. Many, many people are anxiously waiting for the possibility to add Comments again and to make them visible again in Explorer. Are you still "alive"? Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Thank you [2010-01-31]
    Thank you for this wonderful program which, as it seems from these comments, has benefited many people. Myself included!
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Info Location [2010-01-31]
    Is there a location where the stored information can be accessed as an entirety, instead of on a comment-by-comment basis? Thanks for any answer.
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: wedding [2010-02-04]
    How do you uninstall Hob Comment?
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Desktop.ini file won't hide [2010-02-08]
    Hello, after I add a comment to a folder I go into the folder and the desktop.ini file is there but I can't hide it? Any suggestions? Many thanks!!! LOVE the program.
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: W/7 64 bit applicable? [2010-03-10]
    Will this program work with Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine?
    Thank you
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: CmdLine argument for HobCommentCmdLine.exe [2010-09-21]
    Tools work fine on XP. Thx for your great idea.

    But ist there an argument/switch for HobCommentCmdLine.exe ( beside ..>HobCommentCmdLine.exe [Path\]Folder-/Filename.ext "Comment" ) to also view FileComment-Stream and/or [.Descript_ions]-Section in the Console too ??
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: from what I know it will never work on Vista, 7 & later.. [2012-02-05]
    ..as Microsoft removed API that allows any column additions.. :(
    see FolderSize for explanation.
    one of the reason I'm not going to switch to Vista or 7 for as long as possible.
    love your shell extensions. thanks!
    btw does it save the comment itself in other data stream?
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Hob Comment for x64 systems??? [2012-02-26]
    I have comments set on every program I install and every
    shortcut. Would you tell me how to use it in x64, or
    consider updating this terrific little util for x64. So few folks know to use comments so they can tell what specific .exe, .bat, .lnk etcitera really do,,,,but those
    few of us really do appreciate having this tool
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Windows 7 64 bit version? [2013-01-18]
    I would REALLY appreciate a version of this that works on Win 7 64. For now I'm editing and saving desktop.ini files.
    Waiting Answer
     
    Title: Win XP Chinese Version [2013-12-20]
    A fantastic extension!
    However, seams not work in my WindowsXP Chinese Version. :-(
    Waiting Answer