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Windows 7: Windows 7 unable to show MP3 Tags

05 Jul 2014   #1
hinote

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 unable to show MP3 Tags

Hey there,
first post! and this is bugging me quite a bit.

My music all of a sudden stopped showing me the tags in my music folder in explorer where it did so previously.

*Only shows the title of the music file. No tags (Artists, title, album, etc)
*Windows 7 Ultimate x64
*Unable to edit in PROPERTIES>DETAILS when .mp3 is not in use
*WMP AND iTunes all show the tags fine in the programs and tags can be edited there
*I have converted the tags all to ID3 2.3 = Nothing
*I have removed the 2.* tags and converted from 1.1 tags back to 2.3 = Nothing
*M4A file's tags show up fine in the same folder. So folder containing all my music show the tags of M4A not MP3
*changed windows default programs = Nothing
*Ran a ton of registry repair programs = Nothing
*Tag editing programs show the tags as fine and totally editable, etc.
* I have sufficient permission
*I am administrator
*I've tried making sure I have full access on all accounts
*THIS IS TRUE FOR ALL FOLDERS ON MY COMPUTER

Please note they used to show up fine. Perhaps something from windows update messed everything up?

Thanks in advance!


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05 Jul 2014   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

See if this helps:
System Restore

The name is misleading - it's not a Windows re-install.

Restore Point take a snapshot of system files and you can roll back the system to the point they were created.

If you know when this started and there is a Restore point before that time, you should be ok after a rollback.
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05 Jul 2014   #3
hinote

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i shouldve mentioned my windows doesnt keep any restore files
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05 Jul 2014   #4
hinote

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No one knows how this can be fixed?
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05 Jul 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You have to be a little more patient. Members volunteer their time and they might be out enjoying the day or helping other members.

See if this helps:
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Try the mp3 restore.
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06 Jul 2014   #6
hinote

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks brother I'll keep an eye out!
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06 Jul 2014   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

when you say quote: "*Ran a ton of registry repair programs = Nothing"
That's probably done more damage than good. You do not need so called registry cleaners for Windows 7.
Why have you switched off System Restore, it is a most useful tool in Windows 7.
Please complete your system spec to help us help you. Here's how:
System Info - See Your System Specs
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06 Jul 2014   #8
hinote

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
when you say quote: "*Ran a ton of registry repair programs = Nothing"
That's probably done more damage than good. You do not need so called registry cleaners for Windows 7.
Why have you switched off System Restore, it is a most useful tool in Windows 7.
Haha yes, I realized turning it off to save room has been a bad idea. and yeah, registry cleaner and scanners i realize will **** shit up. im trying to see if i can reset some windows settings by restoring the registry somehow.
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06 Jul 2014   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hold on with messing with the registry, unless you really know exactly what you are doing you could very easily do a lot of damage.
i am beginning to think that as you have already had a go at "cleaning the registry that you best option might be a complete re-install of Windows 7! I know that might sound drastic but just in case things get worse I would strongly recommend you back up all your data files to an external hard drive before doing anything else. Then if you decide that a re install is the best bet then this is the tutorial for you:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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06 Jul 2014   #10
hinote

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I might do a clean reinstall. If I have a separate partition, those files are protected right? its just C:/ thats going to be changed?
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