mp3 files not showing up in windows 7


#1

I have got a new computer. It's running Windows 7 - latest edition. I have used mp3 tag successfully before on my old computer running windows xp. I have downloaded the latest edition of mp3 tag - v.2.49 and installed in. However, no files are mp3 files are recognized in Windows 7: The screen is empty.
Is the program not compatible with windows 7? - or is there something I need to do to make it work.

(I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I haven't been able to locate an answer to this problem)


#2

Sorry but this is nonsense ..

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64 and mp3tag is running as good as it was on XP.

How did you install it ? Admin or user ?
What / Which kind of tags Windows Explorer shows ?
Do you have rights to write to the settings folder ?

Win7 is more picky about rights then XP

Have a read here.
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#3

Hello Mike

Thank you for taking the time to answer. However I cannot make it work. I installed the program as Admin.

Windows Explorer doesn't show any information about mp3 files when I want to open a folder. The folders are simply empty when I locate a folder containing mp3 files.
However if I open a folder from OUTSIDE the program it will show the info about the mp3 files. So if it's windows 7 problem how do I change this?

The problems in the link you gave me doesn't seem to address the same problem.
I attached an image of what it looks like from within mp3-tag when I try to open a folder.



#4

There is something wrong in the picture

Your Mp3tag is Pointing to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag and your explorer is pointing to a Musiksampler directory under your music files.


I doubt it that you will have a lot of music files in your Mp3tag installation directory

Edit 21:21
PS It is a known fact that win7 explorer doesn't read id3v2.4 files.

Edit 21:25
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#5

This open folder dialog never shows any audio files.
You just have to pick a folder and all files in this folder will be loaded into the program.


#6

thank you Dano - this worked. I clicked a folder and the files loaded into the program.
I had the impression that I could choose the mp3 files.


#7

You can choose mp3's. Select the mp3's in explorer you want and use Right Click - Mp3tag, this will open the selected files with Mp3tag. Or select a directory to open it with Mp3tag.

Edit 08:11 Added Screenshot



#8

Solved for me. It is a known fact that win7 explorer doesn't read id3v2.4 files. Now I changed to id3v2.3 utf16 and it worked. Thanks :slight_smile: