How to add tags to a folder in windows 10

I built a simple tool for tagging folders in Windows 10. This tool is based on the well-documented system file "desktop.ini" which was designed to customize many aspects of the folder's behavior in Microsoft Windows. The system file already has the folder-tagging capability built into it. For whatever reasons, Microsoft did not implement any user-friendly interface to use the capability. This tool provides an easy way to modify the system file using GUI input dialog box. All you need to do is to register a batch file to your system registry without any need to install additional programs.

If you are interested, please follow these steps at your own risk.

Step 1: Download Tag_Folder.bat from the link below.

  • Do your own due diligence by inspecting the batch file.

Step 2: Add "Tag Folder" to your context menu using Regedit.exe

  • Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell
  • Create a new key “Tag Folder” and a sub-key “command”
  • Enter cmd /c ”start /min yourpath\Tag_Folder.bat”

Step 3: Organize your folders with custom tags.

  • Go to the folder you wish to tag.
  • Right-click in the blank space and Click "Tag Folder"
  • Enter your tag in the GUI input dialog box and Click OK.
  • You may have to refresh several times to see the new tags.

You can find more information in the description of my tutorial video posted on Youtube.

How to Tag Folders in Windows 10

Without third-party tool(like tagspaces), we cannot tag folder directly.