1.    03 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 293
    Windows 10

    "Comments" field in File Explorer

    There is one available; I have included it on my Details listings. How can I assign a comment?
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  2.    04 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 718
    Windows 10 Professional

    I guess it depends on the file? As you can see in the screen shot, in the Details panel for the text file, there is no comment section, yet for the mp3 file, there's a comment section that I can edit.

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  3.    04 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Pepanee's screenshot shows an .mp3 file. Comments, along with Title, Artist, Album, Year, etc. are all part of the metadata for an audio file - all should be editable. Just hover your mouse over the right hand 'Value' column for 'Comments' line and a text box should appear.

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  4.    04 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Tried a .jpg. The first one had Details but no header for Value. Others had the header and I found that as a slid the mouse over the items each one in turn showed a text box. So it's not quite the case that "a text box should appear" but that one needs to activate Value first, then select the wanted field. This is counterintuitive to an old Windows driver like me, used to selecting then doing something.

    The one that had no header worked when I moused the place where Value would have been.

    Thanks as always for your advice. It worked.
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  5.    05 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,079
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Use File Metadata (free) and you can reinstate this deprecated feature and more..
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    I've previously addressed this topic.
    Add comments, tags, metadata to files in explorer, folder comments - Windows 10 Forums

    Confirmed still works with Creator's build.
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