With a file in Windows explorer I can right-click 🡒 Properties 🡒[Details] tab to display a number of file properties.

However, that list of properties (name, date created, author etc.) is only a very small subset of the properties that are accessible via

[View] tab 🡒 Add columns 🡒 Choose columns

Is there a way I can view all of the additional properties that are missing from the Property [Details]tab window (or at least all of the non-empty ones), either:

  • Through the property window itself (by adding more fields)
  • Through some other windows explorer native menu


  • Through another means like a script with a popup window (less preferred)


  • Not by simply using Choose columns to add them directly to the explorer pane

I would find this useful as with a quick glance over a file's properties you would be able to decide which fields contain particularly interesting data to add to the main explorer pane as new filter columns.

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    No. The extra details are dependent on the 1/ the file type and 2/ the program used to create the file. – DavidPostill Jun 12 '17 at 16:02

FileMeta for you. You'll love it.

Link to old project page at codeplex.com

Link to new project page at github.com

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    It is more preferable to include essential parts of of your post then refer to link :) – xavier_fakerat Jun 13 '17 at 17:21
  • I thought he would read the manual (documentation) from the link that I gave. And he (or anyone else) should also refer to it (link) if they've really interesting. – BABE Jun 13 '17 at 19:16
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    Yeah, and that's the problem with what are effectively link-only answers: Not a year later codeplex seems to be shutting down, project moved to github. I added the link to github, but you should consider at least explaining what FileMeta does. So, even if github should die someday, we will know there was a solution, sometime. – I'm with Monica Apr 18 '18 at 11:21

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