Unable to change track info

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Huberto, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Anyone able to help me please? I've been trying to change incorrect or missing track info in my itunes library for ages and ages. I was determined not to give up but have had to admit defeat.

    If I open the info dialogue box for an individual track the whole thing remains 'greyed out' and will not allow me to enter any info at all.

    If I select multiple tracks it is NOT 'greyed out' and will allow me to enter info such as Artist or Album. However when I click OK it has not changed anything in the library.

    I have searched in vain for an option in preferences that I need to change, but have run out of ideas.

    I've also updated my itunes to latest version (?6)

    I'm sure it's something simple. Much appreciate your help.

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    Are the files locked, not writable etc?

    Are we on Windows or OSX?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks for your time

    I'm WinXP. Yes the tracks do seem to be read only, but the 'read only' box in the propeties is not checked.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    #4
    Select all the files and see if the check box for read only is checked. Then uncheck it. Hopefully the tracks we're talking are on the HD and not on a CD (just checking:))
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    This happened to me too recently when I transferred some files from some data CDs to a PC (my nephew's) w/ the latest iTunes. My data CDs were written using an older iTunes version. Once loaded, some of the transferred files couldn't be written on/modified by iTunes (read only) for no apparent reason. I didnt attempt to find a remedy since it wasn;t a big deal for my nephew.
     

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