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Windows 7 doesn't display pdf properties

Feb 24, 2010 2:36 PM

Windows 7 doesn't display pdf properties/metadata, like title, comments, author, subject etc. This was a great feature in XP. Anybody know a workaround?

 
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:20 PM   in reply to The Cap\'m

    Have not seen the problem. It could be that you are not using AA9.3 in Win7 and that is the issue. You did not indicate your version.

     
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    Mar 10, 2010 9:42 AM   in reply to The Cap\'m

    Bump --- does anyone have a solution for this?

    Use Adobe Acrobat 9.3.1 or Adobe Reader 9.3.1.

     
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    Mar 17, 2010 11:25 AM   in reply to Bernd Alheit

    I am having the same problem as The Cap'm.  I updated to Acrobat Reader 9.3.1, re-started my computer and opened and saved a file with reader 9.3.1 and still no display of PDF properties for the newly saved file (or any other PDF files for that matter).  This issue is becoming critical as PDF metadata (title, author, subject etc) is used in my document filing system and I can't see any of it since moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.  Surely someone has found a solution to this!

     
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    Jul 2, 2010 2:00 AM   in reply to The Cap\'m

    On this site is explained how to display the pdf properties in windows 7 explorer.

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7files/thread/203b60 ca-b773-4931-85ad-a5e67656d6ce

     

    steps:

    1. open the file explorer in windows7
    2. select libraries from the left navigation bar
    3. right click on the libraries heading.
    4. select "new" > "library"
    5. give the library a name e.g. "sales orders".
    6. press the button "include new folder" to select the folder where the pdf files are in. e.g. "D:\files\sales\orders\"
    7. select (top-right) "arange by" and select e.g. "name".
    8. you should now be able to see the pdf properties (don't forget to enable the subject etc. collums)

     

    See picture..

     

    Good luck!!

     

    view properties explorer.png

     
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    Jul 9, 2010 11:11 AM   in reply to koenweterings

    Thank you

     

    This works great if the organization uses only Windows 7 and all files are on an indexed location.  However, some in my company use Windows Vista and we just moved the files to a server on which the files are not indexed. 

     

    This ought to be more simple than it is considering PDF format is the most widely used document sharing format.

     

    Jim

     
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    Jul 12, 2010 7:38 AM   in reply to JimPasadena

    Hi Jim,

     

    The answer I gave you is the only "solution" to be able to see PDF properties in WINDOWS7 that I am familiar with at the moment. As you said, it's helpfull if you use Windows7 and files locations are indexed. I will post a message when I discover solutions which are suitable for your specific situation (use with various operating systems on a non-indexed fileserver)

     

    Success!

     

    Greets,

    Koen.

     
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    Jul 12, 2010 8:22 AM   in reply to koenweterings

    Thanks Koen

     

    Jim

     
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