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Set Extended file attributes/properties (like title, owner...) in script, programmatically? - Solved!

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Dear All,

Does anyone have an idea how to set extended properties of a text file from an autoit script? I mean those properties what you see when right click on any file in explorer and select "properties" the "Summary". This will list things like owner, comment, category, title etc. which you can specify manually. I would like to set these from Autoit... I saw a post which can read them from autoit, I also know about the fact word UDF can do it for Word files, but have not found anything to actually set these values in plain text files...

Any help is appreciated:

Viktor

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This was just asked yesterday...use the forum search...

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=65699

Thanks, but my problem is not to read but to write these fields... I have seen these UDFs, as I mentioned in my email,

but I was not able to figure out how I could write/set these properties based on the code which reads these properties...

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Thanks, but my problem is not to read but to write these fields... I have seen these UDFs, as I mentioned in my email,

but I was not able to figure out how I could write/set these properties based on the code which reads these properties...

Never mind, I have figured it out (google + more autoit forum serach): You have to install DSOFile COM object from microsoft. Then you can read - more importantly you can write the properties of a file! To set properties you cannot use the "shell.application" object as you can do for reading these attributes.

$oDocument=ObjCreate("DSOFile.OleDocumentProperties")
$odocument.open("C:\test.txt")
$odocument.SummaryProperties.author ="Author name"
$odocument.Save
$odocument.Close

Enjoy!

Viktor

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Does not seem to work under Win 10. The property is written yet not showing up. I'm trying to change Video title and Copyright etc

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This is a 9 year old topic, I'd be more surprised if it did still work on Win 10


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