In Windows 2008 R2 a new feature was added – File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). What FCI does is it allows you to set and keep metadata for files on the file system. Despite the promise of the technology there aren’t a ton of tools which can read or use it so it’s hard to get too excited about the technology. I did, however, think that the ability to apply properties via rules could come in handy from time-to-time. So I wrote a little program that will extract FCI properties and write them to an XML file in the current directory. You can then use this metadata in other programs.