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    can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    Hi,
    I am having a problem with editting some tags for mp3s stored on an external drive. There are a few tags that just won't allow me to modify them when i try with Vista. It doesn't matter if I use Winamp, Windows Media Player 11 or an external editor. BUT - if I connect the drive to my XP laptop I have no problem editting the same files.
    I have checked the permissions and I should be able to do it. I own the files and have admin rights, but no go. I've searched other forums, gone to the Microsoft site but I'm still no further ahead.
    I am just about ready to give up on Vista
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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    Check out <post:=688,150>post 688,150</post:> Tags on Music Files (Vista Ultimate)

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    nope.
    I cannot delete the info in the tag and that prevents me from doing what the article says ( it suggests that one cannot modify the tag but must delete it then add the new info )
    surely there must be an answer !

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    Are the files marked read-only? You said you checked permissions. Was that on the Vista system or the XP system?

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    No - they're not read-only.

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    On which system does the operating system think you are the owner of the files?

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    Let me recap :
    With my XP laptop I downloaded lots of mp3s onto an external hard drive. I had no problem editting the tags of these mp3s then.
    I get a new Vista laptop. Some of the existing mp3s and some of the new mp3s will not allow the tag to be editted when I use the Vista laptop. These same mp3s will edit just fine using the old XP laptop.
    It doesn't matter if I use Winamp, WMP or a stand-alone tag editor, the results are the same.
    On Vista, my user has admin rights. I am the owner of the files on the external drive. I manually changed ownership when I first had the problem. The files are writeable.
    In my mind the problem lies within Vista.
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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    When you plug the HD into the Vista PC what permissions does Vista say you have for one of the files that you can't update?

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    For my account as admin I have all but 'Special Permissions' - the same as files that I am able to edit.

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    What happens if you copy one of the files to a local HD and then try to update it?

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    <hr>For my account as admin I have all but 'Special Permissions' - the same as files that I am able to edit<hr>
    From which machine?
    If you were to change these so that "Everyone" could make changes then it should work on any machine.

    When you take ownership on one machine, the next machine is a different Admin account and is NOT the same account from the other machine.

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    If I copy the file to the local drive I am able to edit the tag.
    I went to the root of the external drive and granted all permissions to every user. That did not fix the problem.
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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    I don't seem to have to worry about accounts from the XP machine. I can always do want I want from there.
    When I got the Vista machine I transferred file ownership of the files on the external drive to a user on the Vista laptop and that has not affected anything on the XP laptop. Life is good there !
    I just changed permissions on the external drive so that everyone can do everything ... apparently not ! I still cannot edit the tag.
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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    What is your full path to these files, so we can see where these files reside when the user is ON the Vista machine?

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    Re: can't edit some mp3 tags in Vista (Vista Home Premium)

    G:archivesmusicElliot SmithES 2001-12-01 ... various mp3s

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