I have hundreds of mindjet files. Is there a way of tagging the files so I know what is in them?

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David Pickrell

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Your question is a little unclear. Do you want to tag MindManager files in some way within Windows file manager, or do you want to create a map within MindManager of all your MM files with tagged topics linked to the maps?

If you want to do the latter simply create a new map and click on the topic under which you want the files to be listed. Then click on File Explorer under the Advanced tab on the ribbon - if you click on the drop-down you can choose between showing files and sub-folders, files only or folders only. Then select the relevant folder.

The folders will appear as subtopics and the files as subsubtopics, with a link to the actual map (or any other type of file in the selected folder) and some metadata about the file listed in the topic properties. At this point you could do one of the following to tag these topics:

- Tag them manually;
- Use the Power Filter or Power Select to select files for tagging based on the text in the file name; or
- Use SmartRules to tag the files conditionally, again based on the text in the topic name.


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David Pickrell

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Thanks, and sorry for the lack of clarity. I was looking for any way to add additional descriptive data to the file name. And creating a map of the files is a great answer
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Thanks. This is an effective approach, though you have to remember that once the files are pasted as topics in the map these will have to be amended manually if there are any subsequent additions, deletions or name changes affecting the files in the folder.
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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If you want to know what is in your files. It could be that you are just looking for files that contain a certain subject.
Most of the time you have used subject - specific words in your maps.

In that case my prefered solution is the search tab.
I search for instance for -TAX- on my whole computer e.g. my NAS and MindManager will return all maps with the word TAX in a list. WHen you click on on it will open and the topic that includes TAX

NOTE. You can change settings so you can also search in the text notes of a topic.
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As a generic solution for tagging files, I've used Tabbles https://tabbles.net/ for this purpose. I'm in no way associated with the company. Just a satisfied user.