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Adding Properties and Tags to Files

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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 files properties and create or modify custom tag properties (New!) 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

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then click Documents.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click the file you want to add or modify properties.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif In the Details pane, click the tag you want to change, and then type the new tag.
    • If the Details pane is not available, right-click the file, click Properties, click the Details tab. When you’re done, click Apply.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif To add more than one tag, separate each entry with a semicolon.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif To rate a file using the rating property, click the star that represents the rating you want to give the file.
  • yellow_circle_6.gif Click Save.

Add or Modify Properties While Saving a File

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the File menu in the program you are using, and then click Save As.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Type tags and other properties in the boxes provides.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif To add more than one property, separate each entry with a semicolon.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Type the name of the file.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click Save.

Remove Properties

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, click Documents, and then locate the file in which you want to remove properties.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Select the file you want to remove properties.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Remove Properties.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Click the Create a copy with all possible properties removed option or click the Remove the following properties from this file: option.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Select or clear the check boxes for each property.
  • yellow_circle_6.gif Click OK.

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