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Old 07-07-2004, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently having a problem with file properties in Windows XP. When I view a folder in explorer in details mode, some file properties are not available. e.g. Artist, Title, Album etc. I can add the fields to the view but they all appear empty. I know that there is information there though, as I can view the files and full properties on another machine.

Also when I right click on the file and bring up the properties the summary tab is not there for me to be able to edit anything. I have done alot of searching but to no avail.

Any help appreciated !!


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Old 07-07-2004, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do you have the same user rights on both machines?

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Yeah, I'm admin on both machines although the accounts do have different names.
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Old 07-07-2004, 07:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What types of files are these?? By the sounds of your posting, it sounds like MP3 or cda files right? Artist/Title/Album are not part of the standard Windows file properties. However, the summary field that you speak of IS. MS has enabled that summary field for most types of files *.exe; *.doc; *.xls/ etc..... there are a few exceptions however and I cannot recall which ones they are.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The two problems are certainly related but it only seems to affect mp3 files as I can access the summary details on every file except those. May be a Windows Media player setting ?

Just spent another jr trying to fix. Driving me nuts !!! Aaaaargh !
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