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Windows 7: Explorer not letting me tag my music

16 Feb 2009   #11
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squalicorax View Post
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

Ok, Have you tried taking ownership of the files? And are the file marked as Read Only?

EDIT:
Yes, you have, I've just read the other posts. Check the Read Only attribute of the files...


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16 Feb 2009   #12
squalicorax

Windows 7 beta build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Ok, Have you tried taking ownership of the files? And are the file marked as Read Only?

EDIT:
Yes, you have, I've just read the other posts. Check the Read Only attribute of the files...
this could be the reason for it not letting me tag it
i have full ownership
but the folder with the mp3s in it reverts back to read only as soon as i close the properties window
it says stuck at read only
its strange
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16 Feb 2009   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squalicorax View Post
this could be the reason for it not letting me tag it
i have full ownership
but the folder with the mp3s in it reverts back to read only as soon as i close the properties window
it says stuck at read only
its strange
There are 3 states for the Read Only Attribute on folders:
  1. Off. The check box is completely clear.
  2. On. The check box has a green checkmark in it
  3. Undefined. The check box is filled with a green square
The "Undefined" state is also used with multiple file selections where some file are marked read-only and others are not. In the case of folders, the "Undefined" state is displayed to indicate that some file within the folder may be read-only while other are not.

To force the read-only attribute off for ALL files and folder within the selected folder, do the following:
  1. Right-click the folder
  2. Select Properties
  3. In the "General" tab, make sure the "Read Only" box is clear (State "1" above)
  4. Click "Apply"
  5. In the "Confirm Attribute Changes" window that pops up, select the "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files" option
  6. Click "OK"
  7. Allow the attributes to be changed. This may take several minutes depending on the number of files that need to be processed.
  8. When the attributes have been applied, click the OK button in the Properties window
Notice that if you check the properties again for the folder, the "Read Only" box is once again in the "Undefined" state. This is perfectly normal behavior, so don't worry too much about it.

Try to adjust your tags again. If it still does not work, then I'm afraid that I'm out of options, and my final piece of advice would be to "Send Feedback" to Microsoft and provide as much detail as possible about the error.

In truth, this may very well be a side-effect of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7. I done a clean install of Windows 7 and have not had this problem (I don't believe in upgrade installs anyway, so I would not be affected by tis bug, if that is indeed what it is...)
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