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Shows metadata for a file in Alfred




To use, either type "meta /path/to/file" or use the file actions "Metadata (Show)" and "Metadata (Copy to Clipboard)" on a selected file.

  • "Show" will display each metadata attribute separately in Alfred, with the actioned one copied to the clipboard.
  • "Copy to clipboard" will copy all metadata found for the item.

Currently works best on media files, only rudimentary data will be returned for other types.


Credit to open source application MediaInfo 0.7.7 for doing the heavy lifting (please consider donating there if you find this useful), as well as openmeta for ratings and tags










Note: This extension is about 4 MB.


Source: https://github.com/surrealroad/alfred-file-metadata



  • Thursday, 4 September 2014 – Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.7

  • Sunday, 31 March 2013 – Includes spotlight comments, openmeta ratings and tags

  • Wednesday, 20 March 2013 – First release.
Edited by surrealroad
updated download link

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Properties I find interesting: Sizes, Comments, Sharing & Permissions. 

Can be accessed via CMD+I. But, you know... 

Maybe resetting my keybooard shortcut would be cleverer   :)

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