Metadata is commonly referred to as "data about data", and is often used for cataloging, indexing, and managing files in a computer.

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Changing meta data

I would like to know if someone can change the date of when a document was scanned to a computer. For example, If you alter a document and then rescan it and somehow put an old date on the newly ...
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Is the origin of a file traceable? If it is how can I sanitise it?

If I copied a file from my PC to a newly formatted USB flash drive, took the file to a public PC and public Internet connection, created from there a new email, created a new account on an uploading ...
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Change video metadata

I have downloaded some videos that contain title metadata, which contains rubbish text. This unfortunately causes vlc to display the title metadata when the video is played, instead of the file name. ...
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Is linking cover Images to MP3 and FLAC files instead of embedding them possible

Like the title says is it possible, since i think it's redundant to have have the same images in each file of an album. I always have all the songs of an album in the same folder so i was hoping that ...
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Extracting Author and Name tag from AIFF files

I have an old collection of CDs with AIFF music files I am trying to import into my music library (btw, I am using a Mac). These files are named as "1 Audio Track.aiff", "2 Audio Track.aiff", etc, so ...
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find command and support for media metadata

I have a folder with tons of disorganized files of all types with deep levels of subfolders and I want to find every audio file WITH 320kpbs (bitrate) and run something upon each of them without ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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Copy NTFS MetaData: Good Idea or Bad?

I wanted to "migrate" or "mostly clone" a drive to a new one. So, I robocopied a drive, and discovered that the destination has a few missing MetaData files including files from: ...
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How to use WinHex to Copy File From Drive to Drive?

How can I copy $Extend from A: to B: with WinHex? The program shows the folder in the drive, and has a copy, but no paste? I'm new to WinHex. Both drives are NTFS formatted, and I am using Windows ...
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Is file creation date visible and NTFS ADS metadata preserved on an EXT4 partition accessed via SMB?

I want to build a small backup server for my essential data. I'm interested in not losing any of the features that Windows/NTFS offers, like: File Creation Date ADS metadata(comments, tags, etc) ...
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How do I search for metadata on Windows Server 2003?

At my workplace we have (and cannot change for the moment) a server running Windows Server 2003 and a bunch of clients running Windows 7 Pro. We need to access to pictures on the server from every ...
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Does Microsoft Access have a “Document Information Panel” like other Office programs?

I really like the "Document Information Panel" that is available in Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel. Does this feature exist somewhere in Access too? If not, is there a way to replicate ...
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Using ffmpeg to copy metadata from one file to another

I want to use ffmpeg to copy all meta data not associated with core aspects of a video (frame rate, resolution) from one video to another. Is there a simple way to do this with a single command?
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How to manually add and edit metadata in a mp4 file

I need to edit/add metadata in a mp4 file, I know their are applications to do this for me, but they are all quite slow. I have looked up how the metadata is stored but there are no clear answers on ...
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How do I view an MP3 or WAV's author, track name, date, and other metadata?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've exported a sound file as a WAV from Audacity setting the author name, track name, and year (not sure why this is called year and not date, theoretically ...
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Reading specific MKV metadata from avconv

I want to extract a specific piece of metadata from an MKV and use it as the filename of a converted file. Example, if I run avconv -i MyFile.mkv I get the following output avconv version ...
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Batch populate JPEG IPTC keyword from csv or txt file

I have 50,000-plus JPG files which I've tagged for easy lookup by user-selected keywords. The database which matches image files with their keywords is proprietary and utility-specific. I want to ...
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Acrobat PDFMaker 11 for Word export to PDF and the persistance of metadata of 3rd Party templates

I'm in the Linux world. If I take a 3rd party template in LibreOffice, for example, modify it and export that to a pdf, the metadata will show that Nodak is the author of the document, as Nodak is ...
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How do I sort photos from two identical smartphones based on exif data?

Description of Problem: I use Dropbox to synchronize photos from my smartphone to my laptop. I have used a command-line utility in the past called jhead to automatically sort and rename the photos ...
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track file copies using meta data [duplicate]

If I have many files in one directory and some are actually a copy of another, for example: $ ls file1 file2 file3 $ cp file1 file_now Is there a way, if I did not already know or do the cp ...
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Removing metadata with PowerPoint 2011

I'm looking for a solution to remove metadata from .PPTX files on Mac with PowerPoint 2011. On Windows, there is a Microsoft utility called Document Inspector. Does anyone know of anything similar on ...
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What kind of metadata can be stored in m4a files?

I have a collection of voice recordings from my Android phone, all stored in .m4a files. I would like to know the date of the recording, but the file timestamps have all been set to the date at which ...
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How does an os know an application was downloaded from the web?

I download a compressed tar file; I uncompress it; I run make, compiling a large number of object files that are then linked to make an executable, which is embedded in a (Mac OS X) application. I ...
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How to get absolute server path of downloaded file

I have downloaded a file from a page with url download.php?id=312, which 'attaches' a file from the server. Can I somehow find the absolute path to the file on the server, i.e., the real path - not ...
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Are there any ways to protect files “Date Created” metadata?

I've recently been going through and reorganising old photos - and came across many cases where the Date created metadata would not reflect the date the photos were taken (or scanned in) but instead ...
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Difference of meta-data between mdls and mediainfo

I was wondering what are the difference between the type of metadata returned by mdls and by mediainfo. Why are they different? For exemple why the creation date is different on the same file? ...
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Delete metadata in multiple files

How do i use Find and Replace in Files in Notepad++ to delete the following lines from multiple files? <meta name="perc_linkback" id="perc_linkback" content="xxxxxxxxxxx"/> and <link ...
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Windows File is ludicrously huge and I cannot unzip it

I use an online file backup service (Backblaze) and recently got a new computer. Several files on my old computer were too large to move via my usb drive so I decided to download them from my backup ...
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Why does Adobe Acrobat Pro DC sanitize and remove hidden information double document size?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS X Yosemite and find that when I run the Sanitize or Remove Hidden Information tools the document size grows dramatically. For example, my Acrobat file of 21 ...
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Git Installation Returns Error 404 On RHEL

I am trying to install Git in my REHL but failed. I have also clean up metadata and everything else by running sudo yum clean metadata and sudo yum clean all but still, the error persists again and ...
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How can I edit video (specifically mp4) metadata?

I have a few video files that are 1080p video files, but for some reason, they don't have any metadata for bitrates (audio, video, or total) or anything like that. I first noticed this when I looked ...
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Embed AMF metadata into MP4 with ffmpeg

Is it possible to manually embed timed text metadata into MP4 files? I have a TTML / SRT file with the metadata. I just need to embed the text data without doing anything to the video/audio tracks. ...
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Does ffmpeg support setting the description tag on a per-stream basis?

I'm attempting to set a description tag for each of two audio streams within an mp4 file. I'm using a command line similar to this (I've simplified): ffmpeg -i old_movie.mp4 -map 0:0 -c:v copy -map ...
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Can each page in a PDF contain its own metadata?

Is it possible to have the same field names, but with different metadata values for each page in a PDF? For example, let's say each page could have the fields 'author', 'document reference', ...
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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Does a CD-R store information about the computer which created it? [duplicate]

I'm most interested about this in Windows computers. When you burn a CD or DVD, does the disc contain metadata or some other information about the computer which burned it (i.e., computer name, owner, ...
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FFmpeg - Transcode video and keep original EXIF metadata in the transcoded file?

I am trying to transcode a video from a .mov (recorded with the iPhone) and add the original metadata (EXIF) to transcoded file, how can I achieve that? The original video contains EXIF metadata, etc. ...
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Swap tracks of a Matroska file by just editing the metadata

I have a bunch of Matroska files, each of which has two audio tracks and two subtitle tracks. I want to swap these tracks: Make the first (resp. second) audio track become the second (resp. first) ...
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How to change scan type / field order in video's metadata?

VLC plays my 50i H.264 MOV incorrectly when I try to do Deinterlace = on and Deinterlace mode = Yadif 2x. The video is jumpy like crazy. Looks like it's detecting the field order incorrectly. So what ...
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Converting files saved as GIFV [duplicate]

I have a bunch of files I've saved as gifv, and now I can't find any programs to open them. Is there anyway to take the gifv files and convert them either into gif or MP4 files so that I can view ...
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Copy creation_date metadata when converting video with ffmpeg

I want to convert a bunch of old videos to H.264 to save space, but ffmpeg always drops the creation date, no matter what fancy -map_metadata variations I use. This is obviously a huge dealbreaker for ...
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How can Recovery tools recover file's metadata?

According to articles about File system on Wikipedia, file's metadata should be saved in area of file system itself so if we format that drive, it's file table and file system will be erased though ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Getting info about image dimension on Mavericks [duplicate]

I am using Mavericks OSX and Photoshop CS6. Is there a way to see images dimension when opening image in different apps ? Earlier this was working by default (using Finder ->right click on image->Get ...
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How does Adobe restrict .psd files for new versions of their software?

How does Adobe prevent users from opening a Photoshop CC .psd file to open with a previous Photoshop version like CS2 and is there a way to remove the restriction?
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High CPU in explorer.exe while accessing folders consists of .flv files

if someone windows expert can help me to find the solution. Problem Description: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in ...
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Windows: how to enable tags on old image files?

I have a lot of old photos which I want to tag. For cross-platform compatibility, I want to use IPTC Keywords for tagging. As far as I read, the native Windows photo tagging capabilities use IPTC ...
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Word - Listing headings in an index

I can make an index in a MS Word document - for each indexed phrase, it will list all the pages that that word appears in. Is there a way to make it list the headings/sections that each phrase ...
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Deleting file artwork using the command line

How can I remove the artwork (added using iTunes) for a file using the command line? I found this here but it deletes a little too much, and also copies the file. ffmpeg -i in.mov -map_metadata -1 ...
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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with ...