Description explorer is a collection of tools for metadata and file management for Windows operating systems.
New Version 0.5.2 released, this version contains major bugfixes that makes the overall software much more stable.
Graphical file manager and Windows explorer clone that permits identification of different files, as well as extracting and modifying the metadata associated with those files.
4NT/4DOS/4OS2 (4NT 6.01 Build 242 or later) is the recommended shell replacement when moving/copying and describing files since the metadata database is fully compatible with Description explorer and all metadata will be kept.
Permits synchronizing metadata from different sources. Also supports exporting the metadata to different formats simultaneously. Currently supports NTFS SummaryInfo streams, embedded metadata, PAD Specification metadata, sidecar XMP files as well as DEX Databases.
Application that permits viewing several file formats at the binary level as a DOM tree containing hexadecimal values. Useful for indepth analysis of contents of files.
Currently can read/parse and display as DOM Trees Microsoft/IBM RIFF Files, including WAVE and AVI files, Electronic Arts IFF files, including ILBM, AIFF, 8SVX, JPEG files (JFIF), PNG files, XML files, TIFF files, OLE files, TIFF files, ASF files, OLE files, OGG files, Flash files and ID3 binary data
Sets of command-line tools for manipulating resources on disk, also takes care of updating the Description database accordingly
Additional plugins that can be used in Windows explorer,The following shell extensions are available:
Individual users are allowed to use this software for personal home use free of charge as long as they wish. In this case the license is the same as a freeware license. If you wish support and professional options, consider purchasing the professional version. The professional version costs $35.Cdn.
The freeware version should not be used in a commercial environment, unless it is to evaluate the software for a maximum period of 30 days. Otherwise, the professional version is required: It costs $50 Cdn. per license.
Contact us to purchase the professional version.
Those that have purchased the professional version are guaranteed to have support priority, as well as updates until the next version major version is released (updates are free of charge until version 2.0 is released.
Specifications for the magic database file, and other specifications related to the DEX database format can be found here
You can submit and view bug reports here
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You can download a BETA Freeware Test version (version 0.5.2) for Windows 32-bit here