The community Taskforce initiative has now come to a close.
Thanks to everyone who made thoughtful and genuine contributions to the website.
All submissions will be kept publically available for the forseeable future for reference purposes.

This website is part of the community Taskforce initiative

Submission details

39 +41/-2 votes

Advanced Tag Editing should be available in W7

Submitted by JJohnson on March 17, 2009 to Usability

When editing a group of mp3s, or pictures in Vista, I can click in the bottom of Explorer to edit the ID3 tag values. This is no longer available within Windows 7, or Media Player 12

Restore the tag editing functionality for music files and picture files from the bottom of Windows Explorer

High

High

Not fixed

Discussion (5 comments)

Indrek wrote on March 17, 2009, 3:32pm

Works fine in build 7057. I can edit the ID3 tags of multiple MP3 files in Windows Explorer.

RedSign wrote on March 17, 2009, 4:07pm

Jep, same here. But it should be also possible to edit the tags in WMP, I think. So + 1 for that one.

burnblue wrote on March 17, 2009, 8:48pm

I don't get it, Windows 7 does this just fine, the Details Pane works the same way it used to

JJohnson wrote on March 19, 2009, 3:47am

The details pane in Vista allowed me to edit the properties of any mp3, as did right-clicking in Windows Media Player. I'm trying it in 7, and it does not allow me to do it from the right click in Media Player. Mp3s are kinda hit-and-miss - in Music Library, I cannot edit the tags in 7048 on a separate partition on the same hard drive. They're not hidden or read only.

burnblue wrote on March 20, 2009, 8:04am

They did remove the Advanced Tag Editor from WMP (bad decision, IMO), but at least you can still edit the properties right there in-line in WMP. The only problem is that when you edit the Album Artist column it will overwrite the Contributing Artists column

You might also be interested in...