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Windows 7: Publisher File Properties not visible in Windows Explorer

20 May 2013   #1
tgsmith62

Pennsylvania
 
 
Publisher File Properties not visible in Windows Explorer

I cannot see or edit most Publisher 2010 file properties in Windows explorer and the file properties do not work in Windows searches. I can access the metadata information from within Publisher, but not from Windows 7 explorer. When I right-click on a Publisher file (or PDF file) from Windows explorer I do not get these metadata fields at all.

I used to be able to see and edit these in Windows XP and Vista. I can see Name, Date Created, Date Modified. But I cannot see/edit -Tags, Title, Categories. No preview of the file is displayed either.

All these are visible and able to be edited with other types of files (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) It seems to be just with Publisher, although it is possible PDF files might have the same problem. I can see previews of PDF files but not title, tags, category (its possible the PDF's I have just don't have this metadata).


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22 May 2013   #2
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

It is most likey a problem with an IFilter. Update your filter pack here.
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22 May 2013   #3
tgsmith62

Pennsylvania
 
 

Thank you for responding, pcunite. I updated the IFilter pack, but it didn't solve the problem. It was great to at least have something to try!
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22 May 2013   #4
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgsmith62 View Post
Thank you for responding, pcunite. I updated the IFilter pack, but it didn't solve the problem. It was great to at least have something to try!
Well shucks ... these type of problems occur because file extension handlers are in 32bit when the OS is 64bit. IFilter plugins can help with this issue but I guess not for you. Oh well.
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