How can I rate or tag files that aren’t images in Windows 7? [duplicate]

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QUESTION :

In Windows 7 it is possible to rate images or tag Word-files. Since I’m reading a lot on my computer, I would like to mark PDF-files I’ve already read. The image-rating-option would be great and so would be the tag option, but other solutions are also very welcome (even adding a small x or so to the details window in the properties). It only needs to be shown in Windows Explorer somehow. I know that it is possible using shells. Unfortunately I’m not a programmer and sure, that I’m not the first one with that ‘problem’. Any idea or suggestion anyone?

ANSWER :

Windows 7 has built-in tagging capabilities but is limited to office documents. Here is one of many sites that describe this.

TaggedFrog – I recently uninstalled this after using it for a couple weeks. Does not integrate into the windows explorer. Interface is clumsy and non-statndard. Adding files and tagging them is tedious and inconvenient.

Tag2Find – I used this for a year or so. It’s ok, but maybe better polished now. It does integrate with the windows explorer. Definitely better than TaggedFrog.

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TaggTool

Try Folder Marker to mark folders.

It works on Windows 7 as well as Windows 8 and is also free to use.

You may also try UserInfoTip to mark files.

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