Installation & Backup

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Mp3tag in the Format
Portable App request
Actions are not being saved (or working)
Location of MTE files
Suggestion: Portable configuration
Create backup of Actions
restore mp3tag configuration file/zip??? how???
transfer settings to a new installation?
OS X version ... settings, etc.
Cover-only import
Sharing settings among different profiles?
What files do I need to keep my settings in XP upgrading to 10?
Lost all my Filters
Feature Request - iTunes Tag Source?
Mp3tag v2.38 released
How to move the "Settings" folder to a subfolder of the Mp3tag install directory?
Portable install method
Mp3tag v2.47 released
Run multiple instances possible?
Mp3Tag auf dem USB Stick
Export / Backup Actions and Import to another PC
mp3tag wirklich "portable machen"
Where are new Tag Panel values stored?
Where are the Settings Stored? In Case of Reinstal
Tag sources disabled after upgrade to 2.6x
Save configuration subfolders
Import Settings
Where I export the configuration files created by MP3TAG Free version
3.02 Install problems
Update - long period in between 2.86 -> 3.01
How do I remove Discogs
Just installed a script and it's not showing up under Tag Sources
[WS] Discogs (pone mod)
Transfer from old hard drive
2 Fragen - Konfiguration sichern / Wo sind meine Daten geblieben
Genre category drop-down
[X] Runtime error closing Mp3tag
[Not Working] Spotify, Gracenote and Saavn WebSource Scripts
Cyrilic to Latin transliteration
Actions to convert tags to/from greeklish
Desktop configuration copy to portable
[X] folder dialogs freezing
Loss of settings after closing mp3 tag
Export more info
Inport settings
Action Group.
Wann wird eine portable Version angeboten?
Problem using v2.78 on my Windows 7 PC.
cannot locate profile folder for discogs source mod
Unzipped Action Groups into the right folder, but they're not showing up
New Web Source in Wine under OS X
Error connecting to server: http//
Cloning a fairly complex mp3tag configuration
mp3tag on windows 7
Find and Replace list of Album tags
save/backup format strings
[X] V2.54 On read-only drive, portable install gives Access denied on exit

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.

Can I backup my settings or use them on a different computer?


  1. To backup your settings, please choose File → Save configuration.

  2. To restore the backup, you have to unzip the backup archive to the folder that opens when you choose File → Open configuration folder. Close Mp3tag to ensure that all files can be written.

For a Standard installation, the configuration folder is at %APPDATA%\Mp3tag which usually expands to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag

For a Portable installation, the program directory is used to store the settings.

For a Microsoft Store installation, the configuration folder is at C:\Users\<Your Name>\AppData\Local\Packages\35795FlorianHeidenreich.Mp3tag_rf0p6xgxmspcc\LocalCache\Roaming\Mp3tag\


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

You can install Mp3tag in portable mode.

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