TuneTracker™ QuickTip

Rescuing Lost Attributes Using Army Knife

If you accidentally zap a bunch of important file attributes such as your Artist, Title, Comment, and Genre information, there's a way to restore that information if you're using MP3 files and the data is stored in the files' ID3 tags. ID3 tags are embedded information found inside your MP3 files. You can restore the ID3 data to your files' attributes by doing the following:


  1. The left and right arrow buttons let you flip through pages and pages of MyShow buttons, all configured exactly as you want them.
  2. Open Army Knife and drop-in your affected files
  3. The left and right arrow buttons let you flip through pages and pages of MyShow buttons, all configured exactly as you want them.
  4. Click the option button in the upper left corner and choose Copy.
  5. The left and right arrow buttons let you flip through pages and pages of MyShow buttons, all configured exactly as you want them.
  6. Choose "Tags->Attributes"
  7. The left and right arrow buttons let you flip through pages and pages of MyShow buttons, all configured exactly as you want them.
  8. Click Apply

If ID3 data is available, this procedure will copy the information in your ID3 tags over to your displayable, searchable file attributes.

Backing Up Your Attribute Data

Because of the usefulness of this procedure, we recommend that, once you have your file attributes set up just how you want them, you store their data in the ID3 files for "safekeeping." You can do that by following the exact same steps above, but in step three, choosing "Attributes->Tags," which copies the attributes to the ID3 tags. Note that not all attributes have a corresponding value in ID3 tags, but this will at least copy over the most crucial data such as Artist, Album, Title, Comment, and Genre.

Food for thought: If you have TuneBacker, this is one less thing you'll have to worry about, because you'll be able to restore your files if someone accidentally "goofs them up."

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