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Customize the details shown in the "Details" portion of the Web view

Published: June 24, 2005
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Introduction

When you select a file in a folder, the Details section (in the left pane) displays the following details.

Filename, File type, Date Modified, Size, and Author name

These present inside the the file Meta data. You may customize the Details pane to include more details such as the following (some may be applicable to Office documents):

  • File Category
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Number of pages
  • Keywords

To add more details, try this:

  • Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*

  • In the right-pane, create a new REG_SZ named Details
  • Double-click Details and assign the required Prop: values you want: (see Example)
  • Close Regedit

Example:

prop:DocAuthor;DocTitle;DocSubject;Write;DocPageCount;DocCategory;DocKeywords;DocEditTime

This MSDN article lists all the Properties.