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Is there a way or a program that marks the icon of a file with a badge, similar to how Dropbox marks synced files with a green checkmark, and files that are currently syncing blue?

I'd use that to mark videos I've watched in a series.

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An interesting idea. –  Guy Thomas Jan 12 '13 at 13:51
    
yes, wiiMC does it automatically on Wii, and I love it. A total commander plugin would also be great, but couldn't find. –  csomakk Jan 12 '13 at 14:07
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You can try something like UserInfoTip:

  • Select some files or folders, assign icons for them, and add a description to be displayed in Explorer's popup windows.

  • You can easily notice the marked files among other files and recognize their types by the icons.

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Of course, nothing prevents you from creating an Icon Overlay Handler of your own. You can get started by using TortoiseSVN's code, but remember that there's a 15 overlay limit (which will get exhausted in no time if multiple programs attempt to set overlays), and icon overlays are not even recommended by people such as Raymond Chen.

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Is there an easier way to mark things as watched? Something really simple like a checkbox that's remembered would be awesome. –  Ariane Jan 14 '13 at 0:04
    
@Ariane: Anything like this is likely to require some sort of shell extension, since it's not an in-built feature. –  Karan Jan 14 '13 at 0:05
    
And I guess we're not lucky enough to have this exist, eh? –  Ariane Jan 14 '13 at 0:11
    
@Ariane: Well, I did link to a program above that adds an icon overlay handler, as requested by the OP. There might be other solutions/shell extensions available as well - obviously I did not bother to check out every single search engine result. –  Karan Jan 14 '13 at 0:16
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So after installing the app you don't see "Manage Description" anywhere, in the context menu for files or folders? I think you may have installed TagsForAll instead of UserInfoTip. –  Karan Jan 14 '13 at 18:17
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I couldn't find a better solution, so I've created an open-source project for that. Available at https://github.com/csomakk/IWatchSeriez Its nothing special yet, but it does the trick, and I'll try to work more on it. I Watch Seriez, IWatchSeriez :)

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