Windows 10: Can't edit mp3 details

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  1.    08 May 2016 #1

    Can't edit mp3 details

    So recently I decided to build up my music library on my phone, so I also wanted to update some of my music with details (album, artist, etc) but for some reason it won't let me do it even as an admin

    So here's what I've done so far:

    1. Went to properties
    2. Went to details
    3. Tried to edit "artist" field, but won't allow me

    Any solutions?
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  2.    08 May 2016 #2

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    Normally I use mp3tag (free)
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       08 May 2016 #3

    +1 for mp3tag dalchina. It's an excellent app and user friendly :)
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  4.    08 May 2016 #4

    Okay, but that doesn't solve my problem. I mean, I don't mind downloading the program, but is the issue I'm talking about common or are you just not allowed to edit music information without an external program like mp3tag or iTunes?
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  5.    08 May 2016 #5

    MP3TAG is an excellent choice, but regarding your problem, the answer is NO, this NOT normal behavior. You're supposed to be able to edit music info for 'known' (i.e. mp3, flac) types directly from windows explorer.

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  6.    08 May 2016 #6

    Alright, so does anyone have some sort of solution? Now that I know it's an actual problem, I'd like to amend it
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  7.    08 May 2016 #7

    1. Rename the file to something shorter
    2. Right click and click properties
    3. Uncheck the Read only box at the bottom
    4. Click Apply
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  8.    08 May 2016 #8

    gijoetech1 said: View Post
    1. Rename the file to something shorter
    2. Right click and click properties
    3. Uncheck the Read only box at the bottom
    4. Click Apply
    Okay, that made no sense. Now all of a sudden it's working. The Read-Only box wasn't checked and I didn't rename it. Whatever. It is what it is. I suppose to anyone who has this sort of issue in the future, maybe a good old-fashioned restart will do the trick.

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  9.    08 May 2016 #9

    im happy to help
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  10.    09 May 2016 #10

    Hi, if your default for (e.g.) mp3's is Windows Media Player, then editing items in Properties, Details, works. If not, it doesn't.

    But if you still wish to use explorer to edit tags and your default player is not WMP, then you can still use what I posted in #2

    I noted quite a number of people puzzled about this from at least Win 7- not new to Win 10.
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