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Windows 7: Can't view or edit mp3 tags in explorer

04 May 2013   #1
jolafson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Can't view or edit mp3 tags in explorer

I am new to Windows 7, but have been using Windows for many years. I have researched other threads on this issue, but nothing has resolved the problem for me. All my MP3 files are tagged and I can see the data in iTunes and in Windows Explorer on my Vista PC, but in Windows 7 Explorer, all I see is the file name - no Artist, Album, Track, etc. If I try to enter data at the bottom of the explorer window I get an error, 0x8007007e, when I click Save. Has anyone figured out what the cause of this problem is?


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04 May 2013   #2
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
ID3Kill

I've experienced this problem.
It is due to the tag version that is used on the mp3 files.

When this happens to me I use a program called "ID3Kill" to delete the tag info and then I (manually) replace the info.
Don't let WMP 12 replace the info!

Here is a link:
ID3KILL - Download

I'm not sure what effect deleting the tag info will have on iTunes though (it might "spit the dummy").
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05 May 2013   #3
jolafson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for info, but all my tags are v2.3 and according to other posts this version is supported in Windows 7. I did stumble across a solution (or workaround). I am using an older version of dbPoweramp on my Vista machine and it integrates with Explorer to provide tag editing when you right click on a MP3 file. I downloaded the new version of dbPoweramp, installed it on the Windows 7 PC and all the tag data showed up and was editable in Explorer. I have no idea why, but it works.
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05 May 2013   #4
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 

I regularly download (legal) albums from Frostclick.com and often the tag files can't be edited in Windows Explorer.
In those cases I use ID3Kill to deal with the problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jolafson View Post
Thanks for info, but all my tags are v2.3 and according to other posts this version is supported in Windows 7. I did stumble across a solution (or workaround). I am using an older version of dbPoweramp on my Vista machine and it integrates with Explorer to provide tag editing when you right click on a MP3 file. I downloaded the new version of dbPoweramp, installed it on the Windows 7 PC and all the tag data showed up and was editable in Explorer. I have no idea why, but it works.
The v2.3 tags should work OK, but the v2.4 tags cause problems.

Hopefully your problem is fixed now.
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05 May 2013   #5
jolafson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your help. I'm still curious as to why Explorer itself will not display the metadata for MP3 files without the addition of some third party software. Has anyone heard of a reason why Explorer behaves this way? Any insight would be appreciated. If I do not hear anything, I will mark this as solved. Thanks.
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