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Using Win 7, I cannot utilize the "Folder Options" "File Types" utility to add/change file properties RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to use a batch file that worked perfectly on my WinXP system to create "shntool.txt" reports of my music files - usually .flac, and sometimes .shn - listing file time duration, size, etc.

    When I try to copy the batch files onto my WinXP system, I get all sorts of error reports that prohibit me from generating those text files. This is an example of such a batch file ("shntool-flac.bat) that always worked in the past.

    "cls
    shntool len *.flac > C:\Burning\shntool.txt
    :: cmg 4/18/2001
    :: the syntax above uses the new parameter style,
    :: previous ver was "shntool len -u mb *.shn".
    :: alternately, you may use other params,
    :: such as "shntool -len -mb -debug *.shn" for more info.
    :: see "shntool -len -h" for specific help on the '-len' params.
    pause
    exit"

    The error message includes "shntool: fork: No such file or directory

    shntool [len: error: error while forking child process. see above"

    I downloaded "FileTypesMan" which allowed me to make some changes in the file menus (e.g., "Enqueue in Winamp, Play in Winamp," but I CAN'T get "shntool-flace.bat" and "shnlen-flac.bat" to work for the reasons list above.

    I would be grateful for any assistance here. Thanks in advance.

    Because I am new to this forum, please re-direct my question if this isn't the proper forum.


    • Edited by Bob Wysong Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:10 PM
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:36 PM