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qwee:
Hello,

I hope somebody can help me out because this program is very complicated to use for me. So, I installed the normal program as well as the program with the GUI. Unfortunately the program with the GUI does not support .docx files, so I need to use the normal one.
I read these two pages: https://exiftool.org/dummies.html and https://exiftool.org/forum/index.php?topic=4888.0 but I still don't understand how to remove metadata of .docx files. I usually do it with online sites but I don't like it that my data is transferred over some servers.
So, what I exactly did, is that I renamed to normal file to "exiftool.exe" and moved it to "C:\Windows". Then I opened CMD (without admin rights on W10) and typed exiftool with a space. I then moved the file on the cmd window and clicked on ENTER. But for some reasons it doesn't do anything. It just shows me a description on the cmd file. (Also on the https://exiftool.org/dummies.html site I can't click on the red text, like "GIVE SOME EXAMPLES AND PICTURES HERE".)

It would be really nice if somebody could help me out or if the GUI program could be updated so it would support .docx files.
Thanks in Advance!

StarGeek:
Unfortunately, ExifTool only displays metadata from docx files. It cannot edit or remove data.

Have you tried to see if Windows can remove the metadata?

* Right click on the file and select properties
* Select the Details tab
* At the bottom, click Remove Properties and Personal Information
* A window will popup asking if you want to remove all info or a selected part, click OK
* A new copy of the file will be created without the personal info

qwee:

--- Quote from: StarGeek on May 23, 2020, 11:16:09 AM ---Unfortunately, ExifTool only displays metadata from docx files. It cannot edit or remove data.

Have you tried to see if Windows can remove the metadata?

* Right click on the file and select properties
* Select the Details tab
* At the bottom, click Remove Properties and Personal Information
* A window will popup asking if you want to remove all info or a selected part, click OK
* A new copy of the file will be created without the personal info
--- End quote ---

Yes, I already did that. I even "removed" the personal by checking the document under information in Word.
Are there any other ways without using online sites?

StarGeek:
You'll have to search for another solution then.

qwee:

--- Quote from: StarGeek on May 23, 2020, 01:06:23 PM ---You'll have to search for another solution then.

--- End quote ---

Why's that? The program says that it doesn't support .docx files YET. I know for a fact that this program is some years old but it still hasn't been updated, just sad to see that Phil won't do anything.

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