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Sets the file comment.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 6.2 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No
MBS( "Files.SetComment"; Path; Comment )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native path to the file. "/Users/John/Desktop/test.txt"
Comment The new comment text. "Hello World"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the file comment.
The comment text is used by Spotlight when searching, so you can place useful information there.

Use Apple Events internally and may fail if those are not permitted. See Automation entry in System Preferences, Privacy section.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Set comment:

MBS( "Files.SetComment"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/Wifi.rtf"; "Hello World")

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This function checks for a license.

Created 25th April 2016, last changed 22nd January 2021

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