Where does Total Commander store file comments

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Total commander file comment

I thought that it's stored in NTFS ADS but dir /R doesn't show any additional streams. I've also checked \AppData\Roaming\GHISLER and \AppData\Local\GHISLER but found nothing

Best Answer

  • The comments are stored in the descript.ion file within the same directory.

    Both this format as well as TotalCmd itself predate NTFS ADS – usage of descript.ion was inherited from MS-DOS file management software such as Norton Commander. (Hence the "Use DOS font" checkbox.)