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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view"

When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' this file was "Last Saved By" = "user_name"

How can I get this property to show up in the Folder's - Details view.

I can get the property "Date Last saved" to show up in the Details view, but I can't find a way to display the username of the "Last Saved by"

It's not available in the choices to pick up, can anyone else please help. Thanks. I originally asked this on stack overflow and was directed to the super user site.

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  1. Run Regedit.
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations.xls (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
  3. Edit the PreviewDetails string adding whatever you want to show up in the order you want it to show up. To add the last modified by add this to the string System.Document.LastAuthor; If not sure what the value should be, open and look at the string in full details to see what it should be. You can not add anything that is not listed in the full details.

  4. Close the explorer window and when you reopen and click on that file type, you should see the value showing in the detail pane at the bottom.

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