Meta data tags for files in MS Windows 7

Posted on 2011-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
In Windows 7 (PC) I am learning how to use "ADD TAGS" file properties with the aim of improving the searching for files.

Am I right in thinking that it IS possible to Tag the properties of these files: DOC PPT XLS JPEG, but NOT possible to tag these file types: DOCX PPTX XLSX GIF PDF.

What is the reason behind these differences?

Tagging old file types is less than fully useful! Do some editions of Windows 7 tag more type types than others?

Question by:Kelvin4
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    Expert Comment

    The ability to create tags for files depends upon the file type, and not on the version of Windows 7.  See this page for some discussion of the subject:
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    And, I should add, on my Windows 7 Ultimate I also cannot tag the Microsoft file types ending with an X, nor any GIF or PDF files...

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you Lee, for the speedy response: the link was helpful, and as ever, there is no magic bullet.

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