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I'm looking for a Windows Explorer replacement that has the following feature in some way or another: The ability to create custom properties for files. by saying properties, I refer to fields like "Size" or "Date Modified" which all files have or "Date Picture Taken" which jpeg has.

I want to be able to take an arbitrarby file, give it a new property, assign a value to it and later be able to sort or search files according to their properties.

Of course, I'm not suggesting to modify the files in any way - I'm aware of the fact that a metadata file should be automatically created by the program to store the info.

The reason I came up with this need is the discomfort of typing these properties in the filename itself.

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Well, after some search I've found a way to add new columns to windows explorer. The following link has helped me: (I wanted to post more links but since I'm new user it won't let me)

File Rating - a practical example of shell extension

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