This tutorial will show you how to add, change, and remove property details for files in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The properties of some files (ex: music, images, videos, etc...) can contain details (metadata) that tell a lot about the file and possibly personal information. While property details will vary depending on the file type, it can include information (values) like title, subject, rating, tags, categories, authors, album, genre, and much more.
These file property details (metadata) can be seen in the details pane in File Explorer, details view in File Explorer, and infotips (pop-up descriptions).
You can also search by file properties in the File Explorer search box.
You will not always be able to add, change, or remove some file property details.
EXAMPLE: File property details
Right click or press and hold on the file you want, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on the Details tab on the Properties page. (see screenshot below)
Do step 4 (add or change) or step 5 (remove) below for what you want.
4 Add or Change Property Details for File
A) Click/tap on the Value field for the Property (ex: "Tags") you want to add or change. (see screenshot below)
B) Type or select the value (detail) you want for this property. (see screenshot below)
C) Click/tap on OK when finished adding and changing property values (details). (see screenshot below)
5 Remove Property Details from File
A) Click/tap on the Remove Properties and Personal Information link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)
B) Select (dot) Remove the following properties from this file at the top. (see screenshot below)
C) Check any property values (details) you want to remove from this file, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
D) Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)