Mac OS X: Get Info Comments May Not Appear for Remote Volumes

When you add or edit a Get Info comment for an item on a server volume, the change is not visible to other clients or at the server itself.
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Mac OS X treats comments as a Finder property, such as icon position and view setting. Writing of these properties is local, which means your changes are not saved back to the server. Thus someone connecting to the server from a different computer may not see the Get Info comments you add to an item on the server from another remote client of the server.

For a comment to be visible to all clients, it may be changed at the server itself (see Note 2).

  1. Comment changes do not appear to clients immediately, but they will eventually.
  2. Copying a folder to the server yields a different result than editing an existing file or folder. Comments for that folder and items within it will be transferred when you copy it. If you must modify a comment on the server from a client, a user with adequate privileges may do so in this manner.

Published Date: Oct 7, 2016