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Use with files in shared folder in Dropbox? #51

lg999 opened this issue Dec 29, 2018 · 1 comment

Use with files in shared folder in Dropbox? #51

lg999 opened this issue Dec 29, 2018 · 1 comment


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@lg999 lg999 commented Dec 29, 2018


Thank you for all the effort you've put into this across the years. It looks like this might be just the thing I was hoping for in order to be able to add tags to hundreds of pdfs for easy search in windows explorer.

I'd like to use this for pdfs in a shared folder in Dropbox, but wanted to check first to see if the metadata I would add on my PC to the pdfs in the shared folder would stay with the pdfs when they're synced via Dropbox to other people's computers with whom I've shared the folder (and who would also have this installed on their computers). Can you confirm?

I can test this myself, but thought I'd check with you, in case you already knew the answer. I read through the documentation and looked through existing threads, but didn't run across this question.

Thank you again,



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@Dijji Dijji commented Jan 2, 2019

I don’t know specifically about DropBox, but my suspicion is that metadata would not be preserved. In general, metadata is only preserved as long as you stay within a world of NTFS drives.

I thought I would give it a go with OneDrive, as follows: upload a file with metadata, then go to the web page showing the data, and right click (or whatever) on the file to download it to a different folder, then finally look at the metadata on the downloaded copy.

Metadata is not preserved by OneDrive. So, if the Microsoft competitor does not do it…


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