General Metadata


  • General metadata is not real metadata, but is data about a file other than the contents. This includes data such as original name, date created, date last modified, file extension, file type, file size, MD5, etc. for application files and folder name, size, subject, time created, MD5, etc. for mail items. File-specific metadata is defined as data about the file itself, such as title, subject, author, keywords, comments, etc. for application files and MessageID, header, text, time received, number of attachments, etc. for mail items.  1


  1. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.