Adding Helpful Information To You Files
Windows XP Home and Pro (NTFS file system only)

As times goes along you gather a lot of files on your computer. Sooner, or later, if you're like us, you're going to forget what some of them are. Here is way that will help you identify those files in the future. And you can add whatever information you think might make it easy for you to identify files no matter how much time has passed since you last looked at them.

1. Select a folder on your system that contains the files you want to identify.
2.. Under View make certain that you set it to the Details.
3.. Highlight the file you want to add more information to and then right-click it - you will get a pop up menu. Now click on properties.
4.. Click on the Summary Tab (make sure it says simple not advanced on the button in the box), You should now get the following fields,

Title, Subject, Author, Category, Keywords, Comments

If, for example, you have several photographs of your daughter's 16th birthday - you could identify each - what it is, what it's a picture of, and so on. You can even add comments like "this one is too dark and needs work".

6. After you finished click the apply button then OK.

To see how this works -

7. Right-click on the bar above your files, (under the address bar) and you will get a drop down menu. Click the fields you want to display. Now you should see any information you added including any comments you have made. You can sort all files in this folder by "Subject", "Category" "Author" etc.

Pretty cool, eh?

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