I have some files from a CAD software and these files have a "Version number" attribute along with the attributes "Source" and "Authors". I am able to enable the columns "Source" and "Authors" in Windows Explorer, but can't find a way to enable the column "Version number".

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Anybody has an idea how to enable this column in Windows Explorer? None of the already existing answers on SuperUser seem to solve this problem. I would prefer to do this without the need to install 3rd party software.

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It seems like you are not looking for "File version":

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I have examined the list of columns, I assume the same as you did, and have not found any other column which lists this property.

As in Windows 10 one cannot add any columns that are not in the list, not even by using an Explorer extension, this is simply an omission by Microsoft which users cannot correct.

If this is important for you, you would need to use another file manager than Windows Explorer. The article Best Free File Manager has quite a list where you will surely find one that fulfills this condition, although I can't point to one such.

  • +1 Shortest answer of this year! – Biswapriyo Dec 4 at 12:41
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    Nope. You can see File version property inside Description group, see e.g. property sheet of executables (.exe) and libraries (.dll) in C:\Windows\System32 folder. The OP talks about the entirely different Version number property inside the Origin group (seen e.g. on Microsoft Office documents). – JosefZ Dec 4 at 13:33
  • @Biswapriyo: Yah, much too short. It takes much longer to give a negative answer. – harrymc Dec 4 at 13:55
  • @JosefZ: Absolutely right, answer rewritten. – harrymc Dec 4 at 13:55
  • No, File version is not displaying the value of that field. – mrt Dec 5 at 6:00

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