Win7 Explorer file Details tab missing?

December 11, 2010 at 15:51:11
Specs: Windows 7

Until recently, when using Windows Explorer, I was able to right click on an mp3 file, select properties, then the details tab and thus be able to see title, artist, album and other information.
Now when I right click, I don't get the details tab (for any type file).
What could have changed?
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#1
December 11, 2010 at 18:56:58

A Windows update may have changed the options for security or stability reasons. The effect may not have been their direct intention, but a result of 'fixing' something else. You can still get this information in Windows Media player (or what ever they are calling it these days) or in Real Player.

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#2
December 12, 2010 at 18:04:51

I think that the huge update that Microsoft distributed a couple of months ago is the cause but no one else seems to be affected or maybe they just dont use the function. I can access the info with other utilities but the explorer was a convenient habit.
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#3
March 10, 2011 at 16:14:25

Please refrain from saying "DUH". Apparently my problem of not being able to access the details of files was caused by the read only property being switched on. Why or how it got switched on is still a mystery! I unchecked the box and voila!, everything went back to normal. Thanks to all who offered suggestions.

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