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Can't edit MP3 tags in Windows Explorer

 

anthonyI always forget this and never find the answer with internet searches, so I figured I would post it here.

Sometimes I need to make a quick edit to the MP3 tags for some files and I don’t want to open a media player. In those cases, I just open the properties dialog for the file(s):

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You can then enter values into the “Value” column to change the related MP3 tag. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work if the file is marked as read only. How or why the files get marked read only I really can’t say, but he easy fix is to just uncheck that read only flag:

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You’re welcome, future me!