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Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer?

My media center Mac based PC has a bunch of files on it, that i use colored labels to highlight certain files that i am ''extra interested in'. When i connect to a file share using WINDOWS7's file explorer, i cannot see the colored labels. Is there a utility, or plugin to reveal the color.

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like your username @lowbloodsugar :P –  studiohack Mar 14 '11 at 18:41
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I doubt it. The colors are stored as metadata in the MAC file system but windows browsing uses SMB (windows file sharing) which is not likely able to access that metadata. –  Chris Nava Mar 14 '11 at 19:24
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@Chris Nava not quite! This isn't a particular feature of HFS+ as far as I'm concerned. You can access those metadata files through SMB as well, it's just a matter of parsing and representation. –  slhck Mar 14 '11 at 20:07
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There isn't currently a plugin or utility that does this for Windows 7 file explorer. There is a similar question asked here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3122168/has-any-program-used-ds-store-or-the-like-for-something-useful

To my knowledge I don't know of any useful way of using the .DS_STORE files or resource forks on a non Mac machine.

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