Label (Mac OS)

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In Apple's Macintosh operating systems, labels are a type of seven distinct colored and named parameters of metadata that can be attributed to items (files, folders and disks) in the filesystem.[1] Labels were introduced in Macintosh System 7, released in 1991,[2] and they were an improvement of the ability to colorize items in earlier versions of the Finder.[1] Labels remained a feature of the Macintosh operating system through the end of Mac OS 9 in late 2001, but they were omitted from Mac OS X versions 10.0 to 10.2,[3] before being reintroduced in version 10.3 in 2003,[4] though not without criticism.[5] During the short time period when Mac OS X lacked labels, third-party software replicated the feature.[6][7]