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David O'Neil wrote:
Another option that appeared is Microsoft's Tag Explorer, for free.


Tag Explorer is a third party program, not a Microsoft one as far as I can see. Not that that is a problem; it's just an observation. It looks very handy and goes some of the way to what I'd want.

David O'Neil wrote:
t might use File Manager tags, so you would not need the program to view the tags, which is a plus.


There is in fact no general tagging system in Windows Explorer/File Explorer. It relies on native tags being present in each and every file type. It can expose tags present in a native file format (as long as it has a Property Handler for that file type) but file formats that have no tagging don't get any.

At one time, there was an idea to store tags in NTFS alternate data streams (and for these to be searchable from Windows Search, or Windows Desktop Search as it was at one time) but this ability was dropped when alternate data streams were deprecated. Alternate data stream are still there and Microsoft themselves still use them for some things but there's no built in way to use them to add generally available tagging.
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