Installation & Backup


Actions are not being saved (or working)
Mp3tag in the Format
Portable App request
Where are new Tag Panel values stored?
mp3tag wirklich "portable machen"
Export / Backup Actions and Import to another PC
Location of MTE files
Mp3Tag auf dem USB Stick
Sharing settings among different profiles?
Suggestion: Portable configuration
Run multiple instances possible?
restore mp3tag configuration file/zip??? how???
Mp3tag v2.47 released
Portable install method
How to move the "Settings" folder to a subfolder of the Mp3tag install directory?
[X] V2.54 On read-only drive, portable install gives Access denied on exit
save/backup format strings
Find and Replace list of Album tags
Feature Request - iTunes Tag Source?
mp3tag on windows 7
Runtime error closing Mp3tag
Cloning a fairly complex mp3tag configuration
Error connecting to server: http//
New Web Source in Wine under OS X
Unzipped Action Groups into the right folder, but they're not showing up
OS X version ... settings, etc.
cannot locate profile folder for discogs source mod
Problem using v2.78 on my Windows 7 PC.
Wann wird eine portable Version angeboten?
Action Group.
What files do I need to keep my settings in XP upgrading to 10?
Inport settings
Export more info
Loss of settings after closing mp3 tag
[X] folder dialogs freezing
Desktop configuration copy to portable
Lost all my Filters
Cover-only import
Actions to convert tags to/from greeklish
Spotify, Gracenote and Saavn WebSource Scripts
Save configuration subfolders
Tag sources disabled after upgrade to 2.6x
transfer settings to a new installation?
Where are the Settings Stored? In Case of Reinstal
Create backup of Actions
Mp3tag v2.38 released

Can I keep my settings when updating to a new version?

Yes, you can install a new version over an already installed version. The installation program will keep/upgrade your settings.

If you want to backup your settings, please choose File > Save configuration. To restore the backup, you have to unzip the backup archive to %APPDATA%\Mp3tag which usually expands to the following directories

  • Windows XP
    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Mp3tag
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Note: If you use a portable installation, just use the program directory to store the settings.

Cannot change Directory
Folder locations?
Moving Mp3Tag to another system

How to build a portable installation of Mp3tag? (e.g. on a USB stick)

You can install Mp3tag in portable mode.

Portable install issue
Portable Install?

Cannot write configuration file

If you're getting the error message Cannot write configuration file when closing Mp3tag, it's most likely a file permissions issue.

This can happen if you recently updated your Windows version or moved data from one computer to another. In this case, the file permissions sometimes reference Windows user accounts that do not exist on the updated computer or are not the one which you're currently using.

To resolve this, the file permissions need to be adjusted. How to do this is described in the following steps

  1. Open Windows Explorer and enter %APPDATA% to the address bar
  2. Locate the folder Mp3tag, right-click and choose Properties from the context menu
  3. Open the Security tab which allows to view the permissions of this folder
  4. Choose Edit to change permissions of this folder
  5. In case your user name is not listed in the list of permissions, choose Add and provide your user name and make sure that you allow Full control
  6. Make sure that your user account has full control to this folder