Changing "Comments" attribute disappeared from certain shares on Windows 7 PC, but there on XP.

Hi folks, bit of a strange one here. The scenario is as follows:

We have multiple file servers at our organisation, ranging from Server 2003 to NetApp etc.

One of our departments uses the "Comments" attribute in File Explorer to index their email messages in file view for whatever purpose.

On one particular server (Server 2003 share) within Windows XP they can edit the "Comments" attribute from within the "Details" section of properties, but after they had upgraded to Windows 7 they can no longer edit that attribute, and it doesn't appear under the "Details" section (nor is anything editable in that section). If they add the Comments attribute to the file view then the previously added comments are still there, but just unable to edit them.

I can edit the attribute on the server console (Server 2003), but this is no help to the user.

This only seems to happen on a couple of servers we have, but is particularly irksome as they use this feature all the time.

Hopefully this has explained enough. Can anybody give me suggestions on where to look for what is stopping it?

All the best,

Jeremy BromleyIT ConsultantAsked:
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Windows 7 apparently doesn't have as much comment-editing capability as Windows XP.

Someone wrote a utility for this:

I found this info in this thread:

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Jeremy BromleyIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Yep, looks like its a feature that Microsoft have Built-Out of Windows from v.7 onwards. I looked at third party add ons, but they would not help in our situation.
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