Missing MetaData on Files Saved from Sharepoint 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    In researching this issue I have read numerous articles about word docs, emails, etc. losing their metadata when uploaded to SharePiont but my problem is the reverse. We have a picture library, a document library etc. We have added metadata to the files and in SP 2007 all is well. Next step is a user downloads the image to their desktop to use. Now perhaps I am doing it wrong but if I right click >> properties >> Details tab I do not see my metadata?

    In case it matters in SP I have created several custom columns such as license type and was expecting to see that transfer through?

    Am I doing something wrong or are my expectations out of wack?



    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:27 PM


  • The latter.  (Expectations oow)

    SharePoint is a document respository system, whereas you can add additional info (fields) pertaining to the file.  That's the value add.

    Once that file is out of SharePoint, it's just a Clark Kent file, not a SharePoint Superman File.

    It doesn't take the fields with it, and they're not written into the default, nor custom, file properties. (Although you could probably write custom code that does that.)

    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com

    Friday, June 15, 2012 3:41 PM