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File Meta 1.5

Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 7980
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Updated: Jan 16, 2017 by Dijji
Dev status: Stable Help Icon


Application FileMeta(x64).msi
application, 1704K, uploaded Oct 12, 2016 - 5916 downloads
Application FileMeta(x86).msi
application, 1136K, uploaded Oct 12, 2016 - 1272 downloads
Source Code FileMeta 1.5
source code, 1243K, uploaded Oct 14, 2016 - 792 downloads

Release Notes

This is version 1.5 of File Meta.

To migrate from a previous version, uninstall File Metadata, and install Release 1.5. All file association settings and all previously entered metadata will be preserved.

Version 1.5 replaces version 1.4, which will not progress from its beta release. The version number change reflects the addition of two late-breaking features.

The changes from version 1.3 are:
  • Allow the use of File Meta when there is already a property handler installed. The existing property handler is used to read existing metadata, but all new or updated metadata property values are written to the alternate stream store used by File Meta. The existing Preview Panel and Details properties are used as a starting point to which any other properties desired can be added.
  • Support the configuration of the properties shown in the Info Tip displayed when the mouse hovers over a file in Explorer.
  • Fix a bug when using the context menu to export metadata to XML files with long pathnames.
The changes from version 1.4 are:
  • Provide command line support for the capabilities of the File Meta Association Manager.
  • Support 32-bit application access to File Meta property values on 64-bit systems. The application most commonly affected is Office. Enabling this for extensions that you set up in previous versions requires a one-time update of registry settings, done by clicking the Update Registry button in the File Meta Association Manager after you have installed version 1.5.

Reviews for this release

This is excellent. The easy and extensive ability to manage (create, edit and search) files by PROPERTIES is the most BASIC capability any operating system MUST have. This material is excelent. Thank you.
by Mama0001 on Sep 2, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Great.... !! I have been searching for this solution for quite a while with no success. I found some softwares that delivers TAGs capability for any kind of files but I haven't found one that fulfil all my needs and expectations. Fortunately I reached Gizmo's website and from there I reached this webpage. I had followed the explanation and download File Meta. Everything works fantastic and TAGs running smoothly. I will try to broadcast as much as possible this tutorial and the File Meta software because I'm sure that many people is facing the same Windows 10 limitation.
by mrkuramoto on Feb 25, 2017 at 10:19 PM
This is amazing, 1. It is easy to use 2. It fixed and edit metadata on unsupported files (ie. .Dwg, .Txt, .skp) 3. The metadata is saved within the file itself. (I tested on 2-3 computer and metadata is saved on the file and not via app's cache) - all you have to do is to have "File Metadata" installed and activate the metadata 4. It also fixed all previously un-editable tags. I LOVE THIS, I can now reduce FOLDER STRUCTURE (ie, less chance "Destination Path Too Long Error When Moving/Copying a File" ERROR) Thank you so much~!
by gg31hh on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM