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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 14:40

e.g. in Winamp, if I try to update an ID3v2 tag, I get:

"Cannot save metadata: Error opening file."

This was never an issue in XP, Vista, 7 etc.

I also can't alter the registry in any way. That isn't what I want solving here, but I presume it's related.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Just checked, Windows Explorer also won't let me edit the file information. I could in Windows 7.


#2 [xan]

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 14:46

Disabling UAC in Windows 8 doesn't in fact fully disables UAC :D.

You need to set this key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA to 0 and reboot. Note that after this metro apps won't work anymore (they need this option set to 1).

#3 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 14:49


Disabling UAC in Windows 8 doesn't in fact fully disables UAC :D.

You need to set this key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA to 0 and reboot. Note that after this metro apps won't work anymore (they need this option set to 1).


That solved it!

Thank you :)

God, Windows 8 is awful. Can't even change MP3 tag data.

#4 Azies

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 14:54

Strange behavior from Windows 8, did you by any chance run an upgrade from 7 to 8, or did a fresh clean install?

#5 Dutchie64

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 15:12

Running JRiver MediaCenter on my W8 laptop, no issues here with mp3's whatsoever.
I even still can see and upload music to my iPod Classic.

So... there must be something else going on there....

#6 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 15:12

Strange behavior from Windows 8, did you by any chance run an upgrade from 7 to 8, or did a fresh clean install?


Fresh :)

Running JRiver MediaCenter on my W8 laptop, no issues here with mp3's whatsoever.
I even still can see and upload music to my iPod Classic.

So... there must be something else going on there....


Hardly. It's a clean install.

#7 Dutchie64

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:03

I tried several mp3 tag changing apps, big and small. No issues here.
Heck, even Zune does the job....

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#8 Nashy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:43

No problems on my install. Windows 8 still sucks though.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:44

EDIT: Just checked, Windows Explorer also won't let me edit the file information. I could in Windows 7.


Its because you always relied on UAC being disabled. You should fix your directory security rights rather than fully disabling UAC. Odds are your actual problem is that your user doesn't actually have full access to the directory holding your media. If you rely on the Administrators group to gain access to folders, UAC elevation is required before the group grants any rights to its members.

To fix your directory access level: Get properties on the root folder of your media directory, go to the security tab, and add “everyone” granting “full control”. If you reset inheritance at the same time it should resolve the problem. You can also disable security inheritance on this folder if it’s not part of Windows so the only group is Everyone.

Security rights changes like this will exist beyond one install of Windows, and can move with the folder, but will not survive being merged with another folder or if the folder is duplicated through Explorer. If you have a drive dedicated to data storage, you can grant Everyone full control at the drive level instead.

#10 remixedcat

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:27

Does something like mp3tag work???

#11 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:29

Does something like mp3tag work???

Check the third post. It was solved :)

#12 Pam14160

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:32

Does something like mp3tag work???

Yes been using it since DP.

#13 remixedcat

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:33

hmmm never had any problems with that in Server 2012 though.

#14 georgevella

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:36

Disabling UAC is not the correct solution (albeit, some here tend to think otherwise). Make sure that the folder containing your files has the correct permissions for your user account. This will need to be done every time you format. I tend to simply add the music folder (located on a different partition) to my library and that seems to automatically set the correct permissions + makes the folder searchable.

#15 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:21

Disabling UAC is not the correct solution (albeit, some here tend to think otherwise). Make sure that the folder containing your files has the correct permissions for your user account. This will need to be done every time you format. I tend to simply add the music folder (located on a different partition) to my library and that seems to automatically set the correct permissions + makes the folder searchable.


Effort. It's my PC, I want full control over it from the start :)



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