Displaying Details about an Audio File

by Barry Dysert
(last updated March 2, 2015)

Audio files have a lot of extra attributes that other files don't have. For example, an audio file may contain information about its title, the artist, album, genre, etc. You can display the details about an audio file in a couple of ways. Perhaps the simplest way is to right-click the file and select Properties from the Context menu. Windows displays the Properties dialog box for the file, with all of the details in a scrollable list. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. An audio file's details.

As explained in another tip, you can also customize Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8) so that it will display as many of these details as you like in the Explorer details pane. Simply right-click a column header, select "More...", and choose which attributes you want displayed in Explorer. This would be a useful modification if you keep all of your audio files in one folder.

 This tip (12373) applies to Windows 7 and 8.

Author Bio

Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 30 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer.  He is currently a senior software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. ...

MORE FROM BARRY

Checking a Disk Drive for Free Space

Keeping track of your resources can help you avoid serious computer problems. Having an adequate amount of disk space is one ...

Discover More

Understanding Action Center

Action Center provides you with a quick overview of security and maintenance issues and allows you to drill down to the ...

Discover More

Dropbox

If you have more than one device and want to easily move files between them, Dropbox is the utility of choice. It provides a ...

Discover More
More WindowsTips

Rebuilding the Search Index

There may be times when you want to reset the search index and rebuild it from scratch. This tip tells you how.

Discover More

Displaying the Number of Files or Folders within a Folder

You can easily determine how many files and folders there are within a folder by making quick use of Windows Explorer or File ...

Discover More

Saving Search Queries

Windows Explorer has a good search utility built into it. As you use it, you may wish to save your commonly typed searches. ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 7 - 1?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.