How to make directories with current data name in Total Commander

To quickly create directories with the name equal to the current date through the Total Commander:

  1. At first, let’s create a cmd script that makes a directory with the desired name:

In the first line of the script, the desired name for the directory is created in the format YYYY.MM.DD.

The second script line creates a directory with the specified name along the path passed in the input parameter %1

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Automatic creation of Windows restore points

Creating Windows restore points is a good way to help to restore your computer if any troubles such as virus or advertising bots infection occur.

The restore point is a system image in which its current state is recorded (settings, appearance, installed programs). By creating and saving such a point, you can return your system to the recorded state at any time.

If you have opened a suspicious mail attachment accidentally, and now advertising banners appear on your computer screen (an advertising bot has been installed in your system) – with restore points you can return the system “back to the past” before the bot infects. Restore points are not absolutely troubles panacea, but very often, a “rollback” of the system saves the situation and returns the computer to a normal working state.

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How to create symbolic links in Total Commander

Symbolic links in Windows (starts from Vista) can be created using mklink command.

Let’s make a button in Total Commander to create a symbolic link from the selected file:

  1. In a convenient location, for example in Total Commander plug-ins directory c:\TotalCommander\Plugins\ create a batch file mklink.cmd with the following content:

This command creates a symbolic link to the file transferred from the first input parameter and places it in a location from the second input parameter.

  1. Create a button in Total Commander panel by dragging this file to this panel.
  2. Right click on this button and select “Edit …”
    1. In the “Settings” field specify:

Save changes.

%P – path to the file under the cursor in active panel

%N – the name of the file under the cursor in active panel

%T – path to the location, open in a second (non-active) panel

As a result by pressing created button a symbolic link to the file under the cursor in the active Total Commander tab will be created in a location of the inactive tab with the same file name.