In Windows 10, you can edit media tags for common media file formats without using third-party apps. In this article, we will see how it can be done.
Windows 10 (and a number of previous versions of Windows as well) support editing of tags for media files natively. This is possible thanks to Windows Media Player which comes with a tag editor starting with Windows XP. Besides Windows Media Player, tags can be edited with File Explorer, which supports editing a wide range of file meta data starting with Windows Vista. Finally, Windows 10 includes a Groove Music Store app, which can also be used to edit tags. Let's see how it can be done.
Edit Media Tags in Windows 10 using Windows Media Player
Open the Start menu and go to Windows Accessories - Windows Media Player. Tip: See How to navigate apps by alphabet in Windows 10 Start menu.
Launch the app and open your media files.
Select the desired view on the left (Music, Albums etc), then find the track you want to edit the media tags for.
In the list on the right, right-click the tag you want to edit and select "Edit" from the context menu as shown below.
Specify any new tags you want and press the Enter key.
Edit Media Tags in Windows 10 with File Explorer
You can edit tags for media files using just File Explorer. Here is how.
- Open This PC in File Explorer.
- Enable the Details pane.
- Select the file you want to edit the tags for. The Details pane will show tags for the selected file.
- Click on the tag to edit it. Press the Enter key to confirm your changes.
Tip: Instead of the Details pane, you can use file properties. Open your media file's properties and go to the Details tab. There, click on the tag you want to edit and change its value.
Edit Media Tags in Windows 10 with Groove Music
Launch the Groove Music app. Usually, it is pinned to your Start menu, so it is not difficult to find it. In the Groove Music app, click on "Music" on the left. On the right, locate the music file whose tags you want to edit.
Right click in the list and select "Edit info" in the context menu.
In the next dialog, edit the tag values and you are done.