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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How to find files that came from another computer

In a file's properties dialog you know that message This file came from another computer and may be blocked... I want a Windows 7 search query to find files that came from other computers, and files ...
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Rating any items via Explorer's “Rating” column in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a "Rating" column in its Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer): (images taken from google) The rating also shows up for media files such as images and videos in the lower pane of the ...
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Can't edit MP3 tags like artist or title

I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited. Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file: Right click the MP3 file in Windows ...
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Filter MP3s by encoder type?

I'm on a Mac and use iTunes to manage my music collection. I'm in the process of weeding out the lower quality files that I have and would like to have only MP3s that have been encoded using the V0 ...
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What does Windows 8 use for mp3 metadata?

I've been trying to write a program to modify the metadata of audio files. I read that MP3 files normally use ID3 tags, however when I modify them, it does not change what Windows Explorer displays. ...
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How to show more Exif info in Windows tooltips?

Windows file browser, explorer, shows a tooltip with some info of the file when I stop mouse pointer over the filename or preview icon. For photos the tooltip shows resolution, date+time, camera ...
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Image metadata - correct field for original (or previous) path name

What is the appropriate metadata field for 'original path' (ie not the current path)? Im about to reorganise my image library and I want to be sure that if necessary I can locate the original of an ...
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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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ffmpeg edit avi metadata and audio track naming

I have a bunch of movies in avi format on my disk. However, they don't contain any metadata like title etc. I found a command which would do it for me : ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata ...
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How to print General Information or metadata of InstallShield ISM file

How can I print the same metadata shown in General Information tab of InstallShield on an existing *.ism file? I would like to output this information into a text file for human readability and ...
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Author of the document a pdf was created from?

I teach in a college, and a wee while ago I had some fun spotting students who copied other students work by simply taking their word file and "paraphrasing" the sentences. So student A would ...
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Edit “Media Duration” metadata on MP4 file

I have some video files which were converted to MP4, but not quite correctly. When I examine one with exiftool, I see these metadata values: Duration : 0:11:23 Track Duration ...
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Devices and Printers control panel, desktop is categorized as a laptop

I have a Dell OptiPlex 790 tower running Windows 7. When I go to the "Devices and Printers" control panel, and right-click my computer's name, it says under Device Information, "Categories: Laptop ...
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Doesn't metadata occupy any size?

I put 4096 characters in a text file and save it.Since every character is 1 byte, Size of the text file must be 4K byte.As you see below that's OK: I connect my flash memory to my computer. the ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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saving notes against a file on linux

I want to save notes against a file on linux. I want to save meta data about a file, because the file names are restricted in max length. so how to save notes or comments about a file on linux so ...
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How to remove the meta data of all files within a folder and it's sub folders?

When a right click a file and hit details, it shows me Date created, date modified, owner, and computer. I have a folder that I want to send to someone. Basically I want to remove the Date created, ...
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Windows Media Player 12 stops importing metadata from large music collections

I'm experiencing a strange issue with Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. I'm quite sure it has a link with the following two posts: Duckworth's post Loza's post Description of the problem ...
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Free metadata file information tool for Mac? [closed]

Does anyone know any free alternatives to Informator? As a sidenote, this doesn't deal with EXIF metadata only. I'm hoping for video, music, and who knows what else beside images metadata. Being ...
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Generate directory listing with metadata, output to HTML

I'd like to generate an HTML view of my folders, with the ability to add metadata to the items. Things like a description, or other custom tags. Anyone know of a utility for this. Initially I ...
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Unable to change metadata of m4v video file

I want to change title of a m4v video. I have tried Media Information (Ctrl+I) of VLC to change it, but its not working. I have also tried MetaX, but again no luck. I used both applications with ...
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ImageMagick - Creating animated GIF from tiled image, having trouble with “virtual canvas” metadata

I have an image that contains smaller images similar to this: ------ | 1 | ------ | 2 | ------ | 3 | ------ | 4 | ------ Each sub-image is 100x200, and the whole image is 100x800 I would like ...
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Linux suitable filesystem with large metadata

I got know here the following: Most unices do not have a concept of file creation time. You can't make ls print it because the information is not recorded. If you need creation time, use a version ...
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A software to view/edit image meta data and copyright details? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GUI for editing image metadata Hi, I've got a bunch of good looking photos both natural and digital graphics, and most of them don't seem to contain any copyright ...
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How to add metadata keywords in finder

In windows there is a neat little info box at the bottoms of explorer that shows the keyword field of the files metadata. Is there such a tool in OS X Finder? It is extremely frustrating to have to ...
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How to remove title and other metadata from video files? [duplicate]

I have problem sorting videos in VLC because it is using the metadata title to sort them, but they all have the same title. Which is why I want to remove all metadata, especially titles. How can I ...
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Mixed results writing M4A metadata

Given this file I am having mixed results writing metadata. For example this command ffmpeg -i confetti.mp4 -c copy -f adts - | ffmpeg -i - -c copy -bsf aac_adtstoasc -movflags faststart \ ...
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Is there a way to associate to a file the website URL where it was downloaded from?

I'm using Ubuntu and trying to find a way to associate the URL of the website where a file was downloaded to that file. According to what I've researched so far the URL can be stored using extended ...
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How to prevent Windows Explorer from slowly reading file content to create metadata?

We have directories containing hundreds of video files. When using Windows Explorer (Windows 7 64 Pro) to browse and rearrange these directories, Explorer slows down to an unusable level, uses ...
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How do I batch change the date taken information in EXIF data?

I use F-Spot to manage my images. For one set of images, the dates somehow got messed up and they all are marked as September 1st 2007. I'd like to change the date taken information to a different ...
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Change the time that a picture was taken

I have a bunch of pictures and I need to change the time on some of them. I'm using Windows 8.1. The Details pane shown and I've selected one of the pictures in question, however when I click on the ...
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Excel: Cell Value as Excel Document Metadata Property

I know you can add custom Document Properties in Excel 2007. see: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA100475241033.aspx#5 But I thought there was a way to pull a value from a cell as a custom ...
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Shrinking NTFS drives (in virtual machines)

Sometimes it’s useful to shrink the drive image of a VM to reduce wasted space on the host. We do this by defragmenting and compacting the contents of the virtual drive, wiping the free space, then ...
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Extract metadata from Word files sent anonymously

I am being sent numerous explicit/harassing Word files via Skydrive and was wondering if there is a method of extracting and viewing the metadata or any useful identifying information after ...
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How can I batch-extract ID3 lyrics metadata from MP3 files?

I have a bunch of MP3 files (a few hundred) that have embedded lyrics. These lyrics show up when the files are played on an iPod touch, or in Windows Media Player with captions turned on. What I'd ...
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How is GPS information stored in a RAW file?

I am trying to parse a Nikon RAW file using LibRAW library. The library gives me a 32 byte int array of GPS Data. I have been unable to find any documentation that explains how to interpret this 32 x ...
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How to write OSX/Finder tags as metadata into PDF?

I have added tags to all of my PDF documents, but the problem is, that these kind of tags are only supported by OSX (Mavericks), that means they are gone if I want to use the PDF on a e.g. windows or ...
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How to reuse/extend etckeeper's metadata engine for git control of non-/etc filesystems, or extend git natively with said capability?

Overview + question I want etckeeper-like filesystem metadata control for non-/etc, git-controlled directories. Home and web-app directories, among others, are classically sensitive to metadata ...
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GUI for editing image metadata

Is there a graphical application for editing image metadata in EXIF, IPTC and XMP formats? Preferably free and for Windows. Some image editors and the Windows Explorer properties window allow editing ...
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OS X uploads .mp4 as quicktime? Changes metadata

I'm running into a rather peculiar issue uploading .mp4 from any browser on OS X. I'm using ffmpeg to convert files and .mp4's uploaded from OS X are causing issues. First off, the file I'm uploading ...
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Is there a column in Windows Explorer for “Original Air Date?”

I want to sort the Windows Media Center Recorded TV folder wtv files by original air date in Windows Explorer. There are about 300 different columns to choose from, but none that I can tell ...
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How to automatically fix MP3 Genre and Year tags?

All the Artist/Album tags on my MP3 collection are fine, but the Genres and Year tags are all horrendous. For Genre, songs just seem to be all over the place. It classifies Iron Maiden is ...
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FFMPEG Track Number not written

How can I write the track number when re-encoding an audio file using ffmpeg? Currently, I have the following command: ffmpeg -i "in.wav" -acodec libmp3lame -aq 0 -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 ...
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Correcting disc number metadata and album titles in iTunes

I've got lots of CDs which were tagged and then imported into iTunes in the following format: Cream Classics (disc 1) Cream Classics (disc 2) Cream Classics (disc 3) What I would like to do is set ...
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ffmpeg stripping out third stream not working

I have files with a third stream which could be some metadata from FCP. This is the output of ffprobe: ffprobe 00700.mov ffprobe version 2.0.1 Copyright (c) 2007-2013 the FFmpeg developers ...
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How can I save a Word 2010 document so it has a thumbnail preview image in its metadata?

I would like to save a Word 2010 file so that it has automatically saves a thumbnail image of the first page. These instructions mention how to get Word 2003 to save a thumbnail in the metadata of ...
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FFMpeg metadata issue

whenever I run ffmpeg -i filename it returns something like this: Metadata: major_brand : mp42 minor_version : 0 compatible_brands: isommp42 creation_time : 2010-07-16 18:33:45 Duration: ...
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How to remove metadata of mp3 file?

I used Mp3tag software to remove metadata of some mp3 files, and it appears to work fine in Windows Media Player: the name of the artist, song, cover, etc. But if I play the entire album, suddenly ...