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File Meta 1.3

Rating:        Based on 8 ratings
Reviewed:  6 reviews
Downloads: 6269
Change Set: 83206
Released: Sep 10, 2015
Updated: Nov 27, 2015 by Dijji
Dev status: Stable Help Icon


Application FileMeta(x64).msi
application, 1124K, uploaded Sep 10, 2015 - 4779 downloads
Application FileMeta(x86).msi
application, 1100K, uploaded Sep 10, 2015 - 937 downloads
Source Code FileMeta 1.3
source code, 1223K, uploaded Sep 10, 2015 - 553 downloads

Release Notes

This is version 1.3 of File Meta.

To migrate from a previous version, uninstall File Metadata, and install Release 1.3. All file association settings and all previously entered metadata will be preserved.

The changes from version 1.2 are:
  • Allow the creation of custom profiles for Full Details and Preview Details.
  • Provide the right-click Explorer context menu when multiple files are selected. Files for which the File Meta property handler is not configured are ignored.
  • Apply the same rules in the command line utility when wild cards are used in the file name.
  • When running under Windows 8 or Windows 10, do not require the installation of .Net Framework 3.5; instead use the installation of .Net Framework 4 that comes with Windows.

Reviews for this release

Finally... I have searched long and hard for something like this, and have tried innumerable other 'solutions'. This is by far the best and most productive enhancement to the file explorer (and organisation in general) since Windows XP, standardising and personalising metadata. I have used File Meta 1.3 since Windows 7, and have most of my organised files on an eHDD. I installed File Meta 1.3 on another machine as well, and plugged in my eHDD into that. I am glad to report that all the metadata was there and I have had no issues so far. Upon upgrading my original / initial machine to Windows 10, I have also had no problems whatsoever. Very excited to try out File Meta 1.4. Immensely grateful to Dijji for this piece of software.
by TheWonder on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:29 AM
Dijji , I happen to stumble upon this. Great. However, I have one question. I use this to change the metadata of the pdf in the windows explorer and the meta data does show up in the explorer. However, it seems that the meta data inside the pdf file accessed by compressing ctrl + D in Acrobat does not change. Nor it shows the metadata which can already be seen in Acrobat. So I wonder whether there is a way to fix this.
by bochen06 on Jun 2, 2016 at 2:36 AM
You need to install a property handler that understands the PDF format; there are a variety of products out there that provide this. File Meta is format independent, because it writes the metadata in an annex to the file and not in the file itself: this is its strength, because it works with any file type, and its weakness, because the data is not part of the file.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Jun 28, 2016 at 2:38 PM
Great work - this is a gap well-filled. It is almost unbelievable that Microsoft has not incorporated this into Windows 10. Microsoft, if you're listening, this is low-hanging fruit to enhance the usability of your OS and compete with "tags" on Mac OSX.
by cognosami on May 7, 2016 at 11:28 AM
In the last five years I looked for a general metadata editor, but like everyone else, I also stumbled in limiting of file types in Windows. So I must congratulate Dijji by this File Metadata. I have over a thousand files in comic book, but CBR does not support metadata except through intrusive and limited programs. Please continue developing this great job, as it is unique. Consider improving the method of drag-drop to move a lot of items. Or perhaps provide translation for the properties and categories in languages other than English. Or allow the user to create their own properties (Cover, Characters, Penciller, Inker, etc.) or groups (Movie, Book, Clip, etc.), since Windows 7 has limited categories and also the number of digits of 512 to 128 (!!!). Only a negative point: File Metadata identifies all extensions of file types in system, but is unable to replace handlers extensions that already have their handlers (AVI, MP4...), and these extensions at least for me are much larger number. Tanks & congratulations!
by SorryForMyEN on Apr 25, 2016 at 3:33 PM
Dijji, kudos to you and your outstanding efforts at both understanding and solving this "shortcoming" with Windows 7 and later... As advertised, your application allows the user the capability to a add comment/tags to any Windows file types. I used it on Win7 and will try the app on my Win8 & Win10 systems.
by Press2Esc on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:20 PM
Only word: Great
by Xikul on Mar 12, 2016 at 1:53 AM