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Windows 7: Windows Explorer not showing MP3 tags

12 Jun 2013   #11
Ezway

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Thank You

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by General Gilliam View Post
Alright, problem solved. To anyone who's having this problem, and all the posts online saying "oh convert to this tag, or use this program, or make sure it's not 2.4" ect..., try this:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

1. Click start (Windows Icon)
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Right Click Command Prompt
5. Run As Admin
6. type "sfc /scannow" without the " "
7. Press Enter

Just let it do it's thing, it should detect the corrupted files causing this and automatically replace them.
Thank you so much for posting this! I just discovered this very same problem on my own computer and started freaking out. I tried sfc /scannow and it worked like a charm. Here I thought I was going to have to reorganize all of my music again. It is a very weird thing to happen though. I wonder what caused the problem in the first place though...


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12 Dec 2015   #12
PeaceGuard

Windows 10 Pro N x64
 
 
Unfortunately this solution doesn't work for everyone.

I'm having an exactly the same problem. I know I have a Windows 10 operating system, but I know it's not very relevant for this case and this thread exactly fits the problem.

I tried the sfc /scannow solution in cmd, but it only says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" and nothing changes. I attach the screenshot.

Can you please help me with this?


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15 Feb 2016   #13
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaceGuard View Post
I'm having an exactly the same problem. I know I have a Windows 10 operating system, but I know it's not very relevant for this case and this thread exactly fits the problem.

I tried the sfc /scannow solution in cmd, but it only says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" and nothing changes. I attach the screenshot.

Can you please help me with this?
Hey, mate, I know it's been a few months so I'm not sure whether you've managed to resolve the issue since, but I've just had the same problem with my own PC over the last few days and managed to fix it. Do you/did you have a program called dBpoweramp installed on your computer? This was the problem for me, and I managed to figure it out thanks to the earlier posts in this thread. The problem seems to be that the program makes registry changes to the metadata, and when uninstalled, doesn't restore Windows Explorer's default metadata. The first time I uninstalled the program I did so with a power installer (IOBit Uninstaller), which I think may have contributed to the problem.

To fix the issue, I first ran sfc /scannow from the command prompt. I then re-installed the latest version of the program from the website (it will be a trial version) using largely the same configuration as I did the first time I installed it. I then uninstalled it again, but this time using Windows' default uninstaller rather than IOBit. Note that you'll need to install two different programs. By this point, Windows Explorer should be displaying metadata as normal.
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19 Feb 2016   #14
PeaceGuard

Windows 10 Pro N x64
 
 

Hey Hashim.

Thanks for your reply. My problem is still present.
Unfortunately I don't have such a program installed and I never had. And the problem is present since a fresh Windows install, when none of the additional programs were installed.
So unfortunately your advice doesn't solve it for me.

But thanks anyway.
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12 Feb 2018   #15
josephkarthic

windows 10 32bit
 
 

Im sorry for replying to this very old thread but I actually found a perfect solution to this issue which really WORKS....

You need to actually install a small plugin called Audioshell

ID3 tag editor - AudioShell freeware music files tag editor - direct tag editing from Windows Vista/7/8 Explorer

Its a small software which perfectly works after installing and rebooting...It doesnt run in the background or anything..

This is the only solution which works after trying everything on the internet...Give it a try if you still face the issue...
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14 Feb 2018   #16
josephkarthic

windows 10 32bit
 
 

There is another easy registry fix for this issue without installing additional plugins..windows has the built in ability to show the mp3 tags by itself.....check the below link

Mp3 files basic tag information is not showing in windows explorer...Pls help!!!
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