Windows 10: Tags in ARW files

Discus and support Tags in ARW files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [ATTACH][ATTACH] I am trying to tag a large image library that I have from almost 20 years. I can tag JPGs directly in Windows Explorer. When it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PK1974, Nov 29, 2020.

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    Tags in ARW files

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    I am trying to tag a large image library that I have from almost 20 years. I can tag JPGs directly in Windows Explorer.

    When it comes to Raw files, no such joy. I downloaded the Raw codec pack and also downloaded the Nikon and Sony drivers for RAW files.

    I can preview both ARW and NEF files. On NEF files, I can also see the tags I entered. But when it comes to ARW files, I cant see the tag information at all.

    What am I missing?

    System Information:

    HP Spectre, Intel I7, 8GB Ram, Windows 10 Home.



    PK1974, Nov 29, 2020

  2. Can not view arw file on Windows 10

    Hi Marktrivett,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    Let me help you to fix the issue.

    To understand the issue better, please provide us more information.

    • What is the make and model of the computer?

    • What exactly happen when you to try to view the ARW file?

    • Which application are you using to view the ARW file?
    The ARW file extension stands for "Sony Alpha Raw", and is therefore a Sony RAW Image file. To open an ARW file double-click on the file and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. The photos program that comes pre-installed
    with Microsoft Windows is able to open ARW files. If no program opens the ARW file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view ARW files. You can also try installing third party software to view the ARW file.

    Disclaimer: Using Third Party Software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Third
    Party Software can be solved. Using Third Party Software is at your own risk.

    Hope it helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.
    Billion Debbarma, Nov 29, 2020
  3. Can not view arw file on Windows 10

    So....back to the original poster's question...what software do I use to open these Sony ARW files? I have Windows 10 on an HP Pavilion laptop. I have not downloaded any extra software to this laptop. Microsoft cannot open this file with 1) "Photos", 2)
    "Windows Media Player", and 3) "Windows Photo Viewer." Does anyone have any suggestions as to what Microsoft app I can use to open the ARW files? I can open them with my iPhone.
    MichelleCarletti, Nov 29, 2020
  4. Tags in ARW files

    Clear the 'cache' in file explorer for already used picture tags?

    If you set some tags for your *.jpg pictures, the windows 10 file explorer shows them in the "details pane" on the right side.

    Tags in ARW files [​IMG]

    This list can get very long and with some wrong or no longer used entries.
    How can I clear this list / cache / suggestions?

    Or how can I stop the file explorer to suggests already used Tags?
    WTenNewbie, Nov 29, 2020

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