View and edit file properties with Nirsoft's free PropertySystemView


PropertySystemView is another free application from renowned developer Nir Sofer and the Nirsoft website. The program is in a stable version and can view and edit the properties of a file.

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The PropertySystemView program provides a very detailed way to view the attributes of a file used by the Windows property system. But, it can do more than just view the properties, as it allows you to modify them. This can be useful if you want to maintain or add some metadata to a file, such as last-date storage information, author information or EXIF, etc.

It runs on Windows Vista and above, at 32 or 64 Bit and is portable, ie it runs without the need for a previous installation. Its appearance is simple. Once you run it you will see a menu bar at the top, a toolbar just below it, a large blank area where you can enter the path of the file and finally a large properties window where the various features of the selected file are displayed.

Once you load the path of a file you will see all its properties and metadata in the lower window. To upload a file you can tell it its path or just drag it to the main program window.

Eleven columns are displayed in the Properties window: Canonical Name, Display Name, Formatted Value, Raw Value, Read Only, Viewable, Property Type (Property Type), Multiple Values, Property Key, Enum List and Index.

Click the name of a column to sort it in ascending or descending order. The View menu hosts a column editor that has rotations for each column and also allows you to rearrange them.

The Options menu has a toggle to display only the properties that are editable. Enable "Grid Lines" to improve the readability of the properties. Right-click anywhere in the properties window to see the built-in context menu.

You can add, edit, or remove a property. Double-clicking on a bar also displays the properties editor or you can use the Control + N keyboard shortcut.

PropertySystemView supports command line options. You can learn more about them, on the official website of the program.

It does not have a Greek version, but you can download another language as an auxiliary file, do the Greek translation of the terms on it and attach the language auxiliary file to the same installation folder. If you do such a task, send it to Nir Sofer to share it with everyone. For the joy of sharing.


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