Windows 10: how do I add text under the COMMENT column in File Explorer?

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  1.    04 Nov 2016 #1

    how do I add text under the COMMENT column in File Explorer?


    WIndows allows me to add a column called COMMENT in the File Explorer yet it is unclear how I can actually add my personal text next to a file or folder to describe its contents.
    If this cannot be done then what is the purpose of the COMMENT column in File Explorer?!?

    Thanks,
    Dan
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  2.    04 Nov 2016 #2

    The fields that are available for change depend on the file type.
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    Add, Change, and Remove File Property Details in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Code:
    https://superuser.com/questions/897477/how-to-edit-the-attributes-data-of-the-various-columns-in-windows-explorer-detai
    (So, the JPEG file here will have teh "Comments" field available, while PNG will not. :))
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  3.    04 Nov 2016 #3

    bromberg said: View Post
    If this cannot be done then what is the purpose of the COMMENT column in File Explorer?!?
    The purpose of that column is to display Comment field from the metadata stored inside the file. And in order for it to be available the file format must support metadata with Comment field in it. For example, EXIF metadata used in image files has Comment field.
    If some file format does not have metadata in it (or has no Comment field), then this column will always be empty for such files.
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  4.    04 Nov 2016 #4

    Nostromov said: View Post
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    Add, Change, and Remove File Property Details in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Code:
    https://superuser.com/questions/897477/how-to-edit-the-attributes-data-of-the-various-columns-in-windows-explorer-detai
    (So, the JPEG file here will have teh "Comments" field available, while PNG will not. :))
    Thanks, Nostromov - that does clear things up.
    Do you know where I may find the list of file types that allows for COMMENTS?
    Dan
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Feb 2018 at 11:14.
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  5.    04 Nov 2016 #5

    AndreyT said: View Post
    The purpose of that column is to display Comment field from the metadata stored inside the file. And in order for it to be available the file format must support metadata with Comment field in it. For example, EXIF metadata used in image files has Comment field.
    If some file format does not have metadata in it (or has no Comment field), then this column will always be empty for such files.
    Thanks, Audrey - that does clear things up. Do you know where I may find the list of file types that allows for COMMENTS?
    Dan
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  6.    08 Feb 2018 #6

    would be nice to simply click on the comment (or any field) to edit it
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  7.    08 Feb 2018 #7

    Hi, you can add the ability to add comments via the properties sheet to files that don't by default support it using a free program: File Metadata. Worth looking into, interesting description on site.

    Prior to adding attributes to pdf's I could do nothing in the fields in the properties sheet for (e.g.) pdfs. Then:
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  8.    08 Feb 2018 #8

    Here's XYplorer:
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    - click on Edit comment, and a notepad-like box appears.
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  9.    08 Feb 2018 #9

    That was the nice thing about Windows 7 with the full Details Pane on the bottom!

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  10.    08 Feb 2018 #10

    thanks a lot for your reply!
    An open source alternative of XYplorer seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.
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