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Get details from a file

Asked by susana
on 13 Nov 2017
Latest activity Commented on by susana
on 13 Nov 2017
Is there a simple way to get the name of the "authors" of a given file? In the example of the image attached, I want to be able to recognize that for the selected file (e.g. DST_PVT_summary) the person who created the file was Tomas H. Is this possible? The only solution I got was using

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Akira Agata
on 13 Nov 2017
The 'image attached' is missing. Could you upload it again?
Jan
on 13 Nov 2017
There is no attached image. The only solution was using what? What is the relation to Matlab?
susana
on 13 Nov 2017
I'm sorry. Uploaded the image example..

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Jan
Answer by Jan
on 13 Nov 2017

Images can contain meta information, e.g. in the IPTC or EXIF sections of JPEGs. If the author is stored there, you can find tools to access them. But e.g. posting the image in an internet forum might remove these sections automatically. Some other file formats can contain information about the source also, e.g. Word Docs, PDFs and text files, but this is optional. This means, that there is no reliable technique to recognize the author of a file.

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susana
on 13 Nov 2017
Hello Jan, I probably didnt explain myself clearly. I'm building a GUI that grabs information from several files in a selected folder. In that folder there are images and excel files, that were produced by several people - like the example I sent attached. I would like to read the information of those files, but also to see the details e.g. date, type, size, author. I thougth that Matlab had a function that could give me those details Thanks in advance..

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