How often have you wanted to store information about a file but
had nowhere to put it? A caption for a picture, an original
creation name for a document or a thumbnail JPEG for a large TIFF.
Your options are to save multiple files or to store the filename
and related information in a table in a database. This type of
solution is fragile because the link between pieces is easily
Now you can easily create file metadata and store it with the
file. The information moves with the file and independent of the
file name so you never need to worry about losing or mislaying it.
It's invisible, blindingly fast and you can store any kind of
information - text, images, binary data, XML - anything!
You can use MetaFiler from any Active Server Page (ASP)
scripting language that supports the Microsoft ActiveX Scripting
interfaces. These include VBScript (Visual Basic Scripting
Edition), JScript, PERLScript, PScript, and Python. MetaFiler runs
on Windows NT and Windows 2000.