WMP and File Explorer show mp3s as "unknown"

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AntonyM64

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Hopefully someone can help with this odd problem.
Everything was fine until the other day.

Then I noticed that a few songs in Windows Media Player were no longer showing Artist or Album info.
So I rebuilt the WMP library, and now NONE of my mp3s have ANY info. But m4a files do.
mp3s WMP.jpg

m4a file explorer.jpg
And this is also a problem in File Explorer.
mp3s file explorer.jpg

But when I look at the mp3s in Mp3tag all the info is there as ID3v2.3 tags.
mp3s Mp3Tag.jpg
Any ideas?



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Are you able to edit the information within File Explorer? Assuming not, from what I've found so far, it could be corrupt Windows files and simply running SFC /scannow could resolve the problem.
 

AntonyM64

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Hi Oddba11,

No, I don't seem to be able to edit the fields in File Explorer.

And perhaps I should have put in my original post, that I have already run SFC /scannow and it didn't find any problems. And didn't fix it.
 
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