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Adding Properties and Tags to Files

When you create a file, Windows automatically adds properties to the files, such as name, creation date, modified date, and size. These properties are important to Windows, however, they may not be useful when you are searching for a file. You can add or modify common file properties and create or modify custom tag properties to make it faster and easier to locate files in the future. You can add or modify properties for most files. However, there are some exceptions, such as plain text (.txt) or rich text format (.rtf) files. You can add or modify properties using the Details pane in an Explorer window, the Details tab in the Properties dialog box, or in the Save As dialog box. If you want to remove some or all of the property information in a file, you can quickly remove it using the Properties dialog box.

Add or Modify Properties

  • one.jpg Click the Windows Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • two.jpg Click the file you want to add or modify properties.
  • three.jpg In the Details pane, click the tag you want to change, and then type the new tag.
    • If you want to work with more properties and tags or the Details pane is not available, right-click the file, click Properties, and then click the Details tab. When you’re done, click Apply.
  • four.jpg To add more than one tag, separate each entry with a semicolon.
  • five.jpg To rate a file using the rating property, click the star that represents the rating you want to give the file.
  • six.jpg Click Save.

Add or Modify Properties While Saving a File

  • one.jpg Click the File menu or Program button in the program you are using, and then click Save A s.
  • two.jpg Type tags and other properties in the boxes provides.
  • three.jpg To add more than one property, separate each entry with a semicolon.
  • four.jpg Type the name of the file.
  • five.jpg Click Save.

Remove Properties

  • one.jpg Click the Windows Explorer button on the taskbar, and then locate the file in which you want to remove properties.
  • two.jpg Select the file you want to remove properties.
  • three.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Remove properties.
  • four.jpg Click the Create a copy with all possible properties removed option or click the Remove the following properties from this file: option.
  • five.jpg Select or clear the check boxes for each property.
  • six.jpg Click OK.
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