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  • Question

  • In Windows 'Explorer...View...Details' there are 284 properties of metadata you can choose to display for the files in a given folder in ReadOnly format.  Right-clicking on a file and choosing the Details tab displays a sub-set of 61 properties from that list of 284.  For those that have Read/Write capabiltiry you can edit the data they contain.

    I would like to use some of the properties from Windows 'Explorer...View...Details' to store information about our photos.  The idea is that when I send a family member copies of photos they can see the information in Windows Explorer.

    The properties I want to use are:

    * Subject
    * Title
    * Description
    * Rating
    * DateTaken
    * Dimensions
    * Size

    For those marked with an asterisk I have been able to find the necessary information (canonical name, etc.) to be able to read and write the properties.  I cannot find what I need for the others anywhere.  And I have looked.

    I have found the web page for MS Windows Properties, I have a copy of MS Photo Metadata Policy, GDI+ Properties, I can read and write to the properties used by MS Pro Photo Tools, I have dissected the propKey.h file and much more.

    I need help finding more information about ALL the properties exposed by Windows Explorer in Details View, especially those I have mentioned above without an asterisk.  If you know of a Microsoft web page that might give me some information or another forum that might be able to help I would sure appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Monday, July 12, 2010 9:49 PM

All replies

  • TaubertRC,

    I'm also trying to find out how the Windows OS stores and retrieves these values.  Unfortunately I've run into the same brick wall as you.  I'd like to add my voice to those who need to know how to access the OS metadata.

    Donald Roy Airey

    Monday, August 2, 2010 4:07 PM