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Spotlight comments not preserved?

When I create an Encrypted RW image by dropping a file on the window, and then unencrypt it, the Spotlight comments on the original file have disappeared from the file in the encrypted image. Is this a feature or am I missing something. I’m using 10.5.1.


This is a known limitation of the way the Mac OS X disk imaging engine copies files. The comments are actually stored in an invisible file in the same folder as the file. So if you create an image containing just the file, you won’t get the comments. If you create an image of the folder containing the file, the comments will be preserved.

OK thanks for the explanation. I can work around it.