I have an application which provides a list view of a directory with filename, modified date, and author. The only way I have found so far to get the author info is to open the Word document and use the .BuiltInDocumentProperties of the active document. But opening and closing each file takes time and changes the modified date. Is there a way to get the author either through the file properties or the document properties without opening the file?
There must be a way since Author is one of the columns you can view in Windows Explorer.