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  • iCrucify Level 1 (0 points)

    I've figured out a solution to your problem which I also had this problem to begin with.


    • Go to the song that you want to edit.
    • Right-click the song and click on "Show in Windows Explorer."
    • Now right-click on the song file that you want to change the song information that's linked to the song you want to change to begin with.
    • Click on "Properties."
    • At the bottom of the list where you see Attributes, uncheck the bow where you see "Read-only."


    Now you should be able to change your song information on iTunes 11.



  • GLCC Level 1 (0 points)

    Your solution above has not worked for me.  Any other suggestions?

  • Mrbenn76 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was having the same problem, also with changing the Album Artwork.  I think iCrucify has the right idea, however, I only got things working when I unchecked the 'Read only' box for the FOLDER that contained the songs I wanted to alter.

  • rickwillpick Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok this DOES fix the issue. But how do I change a setting that will permanetly fix this? With .Zip files that are downloaded this does not happen. But with a torrent file it does. Why is this? It hasn't always done this. Just started doing this to me 2 days ago. Before when I downloaded a folder I could drag all the songs into itunes and be able to edit the song info no problem. However now, if I don't uncheck all the "read only" files, I wont be able to edit it on itunes. Unless I uncheck them maunally. How to I change this setting where read only files will automatically UNcheck? This is really aggrivating and I have suspicion a friend whom used my computer changed some setting. Please someone have an answer for me! This is annoying!

  • XSacredX Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh my God I love you. Thanks for knowing what to do!

  • clogboy66 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey!  Here is how I do it!  Either before the CD is ripped or all tracks you want as 1 album!  Get info...yes to edit info on multiple tracks then you have to enter some of the info manually so that they will all be one compiled album!  it's pretty freakin simple although there is the occasional itunes can't find album art or other odd occurence because now it is not identical to the itunes store listings!

  • jehna Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you iCrucify!!


    I could not get a "Show in Windows Explorer" link to show up when I right-clicked but, when I went to the original Windows folder of the album(in my case an audiobook), and then right-clicked it it allowed me to go to Properties and then unclick "read only". I went back to iTunes and changed the info and it changed them. Yes!!

  • emt1492 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried following everything and nothing worked. BUT THEN I found a solution. For those of you who are still having issues with editing (I'm operating on Windows 8 but assuming it will work regardless) after unchecking read-only files/etc


    1. Right click anywhere once you're in the music older you're trying to pull ripped songs from.

    2. Go to "Security" and click where it says "edit" ("To change permissions, click edit")

    3. Find your specific username that you're logged onto. Click on that and where it says "modify," it should be unchecked in the "allow" section. CHECK that button and apply changes. Voila - you can now edit artists and titles.

  • SaintVlad Level 1 (0 points)

    I changed read only options for songs and then it was possible to save new songs info.

  • Rajatk Level 1 (0 points)

    100% working .. even i had the same prob. didn't got any help from internet..tried out myself and i was done

    got a sol. for editing all the info ... even including artist name or album or year .. infact everything

    step 1

    just delete the song u want to edit..

    step 2

    open ur song detination

    step 3

    check the properties<security<edit and then give ur administor and the pc user/user/example-PC the full control(by checking the list)

    step 4


    step 5

    u r done!!

    step 6

    open itunes ... file.... add file/folder to library... select the items u want to add  and now try to edit the song's info

  • Rajatk Level 1 (0 points)

    check out mine sol. under name rajatk

    even i had the same porb. but got the solution

  • Spug138 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same issue with but with one album splitting because of a different album name. I found a simple soltution.  Highlight the albums in iTunes, right click and click "Get Track Names".  It bunched them together with no issues.

  • SoonerAce Level 1 (0 points)

    This sounds brilliant. However, I'm running Windows 7 and when I click to apply the changes, it says "You will need administrator permission to change these attributes. Click continue to complete this operation." And when I click continue all the windows go away but the changes haven't been made. I'm the owner and sole user/administrator on this computer. Does anyone know what to do here?

  • eeyee Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the great help,



  • Pops.04 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, this solved my problem.