Windows File Explorer does not display the Office document properties

Last updated: March 19, 2018

ISSUE

When you add metadata in the Document Properties in your Office file—either via the File > Info or in the Save As dialog—the properties are visible in Office. However, when viewing the same file in Windows File Explorer, the properties are not shown.

Adding metadata in File > Info

Office Document Properties - File > Info Panel

Adding metadata in Save As dialog

Office Document Properties - Save As Dialog

Metadata/properties not shown in File Explorer

Office Document Properties in Windows File Explorer

STATUS: FIXED

This issue has been fixed in an update. To get the latest update immediately, open an Office app, and choose File > Account > Update Options > Update Now

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