How to set the Subject of file or folder?

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November 1, 2010 at 05:06:13
Specs: Windows XP
Windows XP SP-3. Windows Explorer (not IE) has an optional column "Subject" to show the subject of each file or folder. How do I set the Subject of each file or folder so it appears in Explorer?

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#1
November 1, 2010 at 08:16:15
In Windows Explorer:
View > Choose Details then Tick Subject and click OK.

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#2
November 1, 2010 at 08:36:41
Thanks for your reply, sorry, my question can't be clear enough. You've told me how to get subject to appear in the explorer view, but how do I set the subject text on each file?

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#3
November 1, 2010 at 09:46:37
In Windows Explorer open the file properties dialog from the context menu and select the Summary tab. There you will be able to enter a subject and other information as you wish. Windows itself does not use this information. This only works for NTFS formatted volumes.

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#4
November 1, 2010 at 09:56:09
That's very good, I've tried that, thanks. It is good for files, but folders don't have the 'summary' tab in properties. Do you know if folders can have a subject? I tried desktop.ini [.ShellClassInfo]...InfoTip=Hello. That gave me a mouseover description, clearly not the same as a "Subject".

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#5
November 1, 2010 at 10:26:05
The subject field appears to be used for Windows Live mail. The link below seems to suggest that eml files can be viewed in this way and the subject of the email would probably be viewable. I have not tried it myself though.

http://windowslive.com/Connect/Post...

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