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Delete 'Where From' metadata from files
Authored by: afingal on Dec 09, '10 10:05:53AM

So, apparently, the "Where From" metadata is something which gets added by Safari. Files downloaded with Firefox don't have it. This is something you can search by in Spotlight if you go to the "other" category. You can search for files downloaded from a particular site. This could be very handy in some cases but I also see the security/privacy risk. That's why this hint is so valuable.



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Delete 'Where From' metadata from files
Authored by: JimMueller on Dec 15, '10 07:00:04PM

In pre-X days, Internet Explorer (of all things!) placed the source URL for downloads in the files comment field. Then when System 9 came out, it no longer did so.
We always found this to be incredibly useful to track back on what site we found various images.
What would be really useful now would be to be able to select and copy text (like the source url) in GetInfo windows...



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Delete 'Where From' metadata from files
Authored by: xantron on Sep 07, '11 05:18:10PM

For what it's worth, Mail also adds a "Where From" to a file's info.

Many thanks for the AppleScript; I just used it to zap email address, subject line, etc. from images my client wants me to post to her site.



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