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Why we cannot add tags to folder in windows 8?

  1. #1


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    windows 8 PRO

    Why we cannot add tags to folder in windows 8?


    Windows 8 is advanced OS, but still we cannot add tags to the folder.
    The folders are searched by the name, but what if you want that if you type "office" then all the folder with the office related files and folders should pop up.

    For example if my folder name is "minutes of meeting" then in order to make it searchable when I type "office" or "HR" I should name it like this :
    "minutes of meeting 10/7/2013 office HR department"

    But isn't it insane? If I want to mail this folder using zip, I have to rename the folder name again. But in tag based system, you can search it with tags and the name remains the same.

    Dont tell me you can search using the filters. I know it. But can we install a software that can adds tags to any folder or file and make it searchable too?
    Such a simple feature is lacking the windows 8.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can, at least for some kinds of files. For instance, right click on an image, then go to Details. You can edit metadata, and you can then search on that metadata.

    You can also install TagLib handler.

    Taglib Property Handler | Free Development software downloads at SourceForge.net
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Why we cannot add tags to folder in windows 8?
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