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Windows 7: Explorer not letting me tag my music

12 Feb 2009   #1
squalicorax

Windows 7 beta build 7000
 
 
Explorer not letting me tag my music

I saw this problem about some one a week ago posting that they were unable to delete a file
im having the same sorta problem.
i am trying to tag some music simple stuff like changing the artist
and when i do so i pops up with an error message saying
"you need to confirm this operation"
it gives me the choices try again or cancel
and try again does not suceeed
ive tried this with many files
its just made me
any ideas for the ability to edit these files


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12 Feb 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello squalicorax,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you copied these from another OS then it may be a permissions problem. You can right click on the file/properties/security tab. Click on 'Advanced'. Click on Owner tab and edit. Orrrr, you can use this tutorial to make it much easier. Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums For Vista but works in 7.

If that doesn't help then go back to the securities tab and click on your username. If you do not have full control, click on edit and again on your username. Click on Allow Full control. See if things work then.

Please keep us informed.

Gary
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12 Feb 2009   #3
squalicorax

Windows 7 beta build 7000
 
 

yeah i installed windows 7 over my vista x64 setup
i added the full control owner ship to my user name and followed the guide to the best of my knowledge many times over
im not sure what else to do
any more ideas would be appreciated
nt
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12 Feb 2009   #4
scaramonga

 
 

It's a bug, and has been reported to MS, I still have this problem occasionally, kinda random, and kinda annoying Here's hoping it will be fixed soon
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12 Feb 2009   #5
squalicorax

Windows 7 beta build 7000
 
 

cool
i don't know when its gonna be fixed but i hope soon
is there a way i can find out when the patch is out?
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12 Feb 2009   #6
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Yes, some permissions settings are unavailable in this build.
There are also sections of the registry which are uneditable. I guess that's unavoidable for Beta builds and exactly why MS is doing such a big Beta program with 7.
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13 Feb 2009   #7
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squalicorax View Post
I saw this problem about some one a week ago posting that they were unable to delete a file
im having the same sorta problem.
i am trying to tag some music simple stuff like changing the artist
and when i do so i pops up with an error message saying
"you need to confirm this operation"
it gives me the choices try again or cancel
and try again does not suceeed
ive tried this with many files
its just made me
any ideas for the ability to edit these files
Is the file/s you are trying to tag currently in use (either by Windows Media Player or some other third-party utility)? It may very well be that the file has been locked for exclusive access by the player program you are using.

Try closing the program and then try to tag the file/s again. You may have to wait a few seconds after closing the player before it will work.
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14 Feb 2009   #8
squalicorax

Windows 7 beta build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Is the file/s you are trying to tag currently in use (either by Windows Media Player or some other third-party utility)? It may very well be that the file has been locked for exclusive access by the player program you are using.

Try closing the program and then try to tag the file/s again. You may have to wait a few seconds after closing the player before it will work.
i certain no program is using the files its just strange that this bug has not been fixed yet but maybe i need to install the latest beta

edit i installed a 3rd party tagging software and now im able to tag my music
which makes no sense but it works
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16 Feb 2009   #9
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squalicorax View Post
i certain no program is using the files its just strange that this bug has not been fixed yet but maybe i need to install the latest beta

edit i installed a 3rd party tagging software and now im able to tag my music
which makes no sense but it works
Right.

Are you using "Right-Click,Properties,Details,Apply,OK" when tagging, or the details pane along the bottom of explorer?

Also, do you have the preview pane open on the right of Windows Explorer?
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16 Feb 2009   #10
squalicorax

Windows 7 beta build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Right.

Are you using "Right-Click,Properties,Details,Apply,OK" when tagging, or the details pane along the bottom of explorer?

Also, do you have the preview pane open on the right of Windows Explorer?
i tried both and both methods didnt work

it seems that this only affects song that existed in my prior windows vista installation seeing that a new cd in windows 7 allows me to tag it
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