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How can I capture the 'File Description' of files?

Software inventory returns and stores the file description of the files it inventories in it's SQL database but if you do a file collection of a specific file it doesn't capture that info. How can I capture the "File Description" of the files I'm collecting? SMS captures all other info about the file except the description!
SMS uses the information from the file's header for the description and other information so you need to ensure the information is set in there otherwise it won't get picked up. SMS does it this way rather than using a list of filenames and matching descriptions (for example WINWORD.EXE is Microsoft Word) to get around the problem of people renaming files such as DOOM.EXE to WINWORD.EXE. Hope this helps.
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This was last published in July 2003

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