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Tags for Audio Files no longer showing in Windows Explorer

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    Tags for Audio Files no longer showing in Windows Explorer

    Hi all! I recently installed Win8 and have noticed that at some point the tags stopped displaying in Windows Explorer for media files such as mp3 and m4b.

    This affects my collection of Music and Audio books that I had to perform a big resue operation on.
    I can't sort them according to the tags that had been set in iTunes or mp3 tagger. This has always worked previously and the tags have displayed fine.

    It's just empty where the tag should be, even for files which I know are tagged, and where the tag displayed previously, in Windows Explorer.

    I am running sfc /scannow for good measure, but is this a known Windows 8 problem, perhaps? Anyone come across it and know any tips for getting the tags to display again? I don't fancy doing this sorting on a file-by-file basis, it would take a week....

    Hope someone can help !

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    Unbelievably, I got this problem again, over a year after solving it the first time. After doing an upgrade to Windows 8.1....

    Fortuntely I again discovered that installing a 3rd party software solves the problem.
    dBpoweramp Music Converter R14.4

    solves this problem. Note, must be this version, not R14.2.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Tags for Audio Files no longer showing in Windows Explorer
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