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Metadata disappeared after 1.3 to 1.5 upgrade

Dec 21, 2016 at 10:28 PM
I use File Metadata on .pdf files extensively in Windows 10 v1607 64bit. What happened:

• I uninstalled version 1.3
• Restarted computer
• Installed version 1.5
• Launched Association Manager
• Clicked Update Registry
• Restarted Explorer

-> All metadata is gone. How do I get it back?
Dec 22, 2016 at 8:38 PM
If you look in Association Manager, what is the handler associated with the .pdf extension? It should be either ‘File Meta Property Handler’ or ‘File Meta + <otherhandler>’.

If that looks good, can you set the meta data on some previously untagged PDF file from within Explorer?

Also, if you export the meta data on PDF file which you did previously tag, is there anything in the resulting XML file?

Dec 28, 2016 at 6:42 AM
After error searching, now I'm 90% sure the disappearing metadata was due to unintended changes in my Dropbox, not the File Metadata update. Apologies!

Many thanks for your quick reply, Dijji. Really appreciate your work.